VFS TasHeel International recently reported that it processed 74,955 visa applications from Jan-Jun 2015.
Dean Meyer, chief financial officer, VFS TasHeel said: “Dubai led the visa applications number with 42,715 applicants while Abu Dhabi processed 16,860 applications and Sharjah 15,380.”
In the Middle East, VFS TasHeel has 18 operational centres. The entity processed over 541,640 visa applications in 2015 from UAE, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain.
Dean further added: “On an average, in the UAE over 600 visa applications are processed daily across the three centers.”
VFS Tasheel has been mandated to process visa applications and provide biometric enrollment services to KSA in 33 countries. Once the centres are completely operational, the entity is expected to handle 6.5 million visa applications every year.
“Globally, we now have 46 visa processing centres operational across 20 countries and these centres have handled in excess of 1,009,600 visa applications in the first half of 2015,” Dean added.