VFS Global, a visa outsourcing and technology partner for several governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has achieved another milestone by processing a record 200 million visa applications. Set up in 2001, the company touched its first 100 million applications milestone in May 2015. Since then, the next 100 million applications were processed over a record four-year period.
In 2018 alone, VFS Global processed 26.7 million applications globally – the most number of visa applications processed in any single year, registering a 16% increase year-on-year.
Commenting on this achievement, Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global Group said, “We have now processed our 200 millionth visa application, with 100 million of these processed in a timespan of the last four years. The co-operation of 62 client governments we serve – 18 of which were added in last four years, point to the credibility we have built since we started this journey in 2001.”
VFS Global today has an extensive network of over 3,000 application centres with operations in 147 countries. The company started with a single client government and three visa application centres in a single country, India, in 2001.