The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and VFS Global are pleased to announce the launch of Turkey Visa Application...
The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and VFS Global are pleased to announce the launch of Turkey Visa Application Centres across 16 cities in India. Two more centres are also being launched in Nepal and Maldives.
The launch was announced by His Excellency Dr Burak Akçapar, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to India, Nepal and Maldives, at the agreement signing ceremony, attended by senior consular officials and members from the trade fraternity, in New Delhi.
As an exclusive partnership, VFS Global has become the only authorised visa processing service provider in the three countries for the Government of the Republic of Turkey.
Services at all locationswill commence from 01 April 2016. Travellers from India, Nepal, and Maldives can now apply for Turkey visas at centres located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Goa, Puducherry, Kochi, Trivandrum, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Male (Maldives).The enhanced service network will save time and travel expense for applicants, and will speed up the visa application process.
Speaking at the launch, HE Dr Burak Akçapar, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to India, Nepal and Maldives said, “Starting from 1 April 2016, the VFS visa application centres will be the main channel for submitting applications for Turkish visas from India, Nepal and Maldives.Currently, we are receiving about 100 visa applications a day. This is a major improvement which gives the applicants a better and easier visa service.”
He added, “India and Turkey share much in common. Our ties with India are based on mutual respect, friendship and solid cooperation in both political and economic fields as well as on excellent people-to-people relations. We are determined to do our best to open the gates wider for Indian nationals who wish to visit Turkey, which is already one of the top destinations for tourism worldwide. The opening of these visa centres is a very important step in India taking its rightful place in the tourism world. I am confident that these centres will help us in achieving our aim to make the visa procedure even faster and smoother. Turkey is committed to positively enhancing cooperation with India. I believe that the launch of these visa centres will contribute to the enhancement of the cooperation between Turkey and India in the fields of tourism and economy.”