Japan visa application centre opens in New Delhi
News On Japan via indiaprwire.com -- Apr 18
The Embassy of Japan in India introduced the processing of visa applications through external service provider in North India by formally inaugurating the Japan Visa Application Centre (JVAC), located at International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi.
Operational since 2 April 2012, this new facility is managed by VFS Global, the global outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. Similarly, VFS Global also operates satellite acceptance centres for collection of Japanese visa applications in the northern cities of Chandigarh and Jalandhar, and collection centres in Agra, Amritsar, Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur and Ludhiana.
VFS Global will be responsible for accepting and processing applications for Japan visas from applicants residing in India. All applications will continue to be assessed by The Embassy of Japan in New Delhi. The key features of the centre are longer operating hours, dedicated website for easy access, visa information including visa types, applicable fees and application status, professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries, dedicated call centre unit along-with a dedicated Japanese speaking helpline, email support and door-step delivery of passports.
The service would attract a nominal service fee of INR 405, payable at the JVAC and collection centres at the time of submitting the application. The JVAC and collection centres will remain open from 08:30 to 17:30 hrs (Monday - Friday) and 08:30 to 12:30 hrs on Saturday, keeping in mind the convenience of the applicants. Indian travellers travelling to the East Asian island nation can now benefit from this facility when applying for Japanese visa either at the JVAC in New Delhi, or the satellite centres or acceptance centres in the nearest city. VFS Global also provides similar services for the Japanese Embassy in Thailand.
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