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Saudi Embassy opens visa centre in Canberra

Apr 14, 2014   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

09 April 2014 – Canberra

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed contracts with specialised international companies that are capable of performing the necessary procedures of obtaining biometric data of applicants, including fingerprints, face identification and others. This is also a significant step in developing visas in Australia that are needed by those who are applying for entry into the Kingdom for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.

Amongst these companies is VFST Global Facilitation which will operate the centre in Australia and will replace existing service offices. This centre will have a major role in conducting the following:

1. Recording biometric data of all visa applicants ; this procedure aims to shorten waiting times at border ports of the Kingdom especially for pilgrims (Hajj and Umrah)

2. Regulating and enhancing the performance of visa services, as visa applicants will receive a high standard of service upon their application for a visa.

The centre’s location will be on the 4th Floor at 8 – 10 Hobart Place, Canberra ACT, Australian Capital Territory, 2601.

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