Operations begin with the launch of Visa Services Centers in Manila, Davao, and Cebu
17 July, 2017: VFS TasHeel International, an enterprise mandated with managing and administrating the visa application process on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that its Visa Services Centers in Manila, Davao, and Cebu are now fully operational and have started processing visa applications.
The VFS TasHeel centers in the Philippines will process various categories of visa permits including resident, educational, personal, commercial visits etc., with the exception of Hajj, Umrah and Work visas. Pilgrims and Work visa applicants will continue to process their visas through private tour operators in the country, and will be required to complete the biometric enrollment procedure at the VFS TasHeel Visa Services Centers. Biometrics enrolment includes collection of fingerprints, facial image and biographic details, such as passport information.
Commenting on the Visa Services Center opening, Mr. Ajit Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, VFS TasHeel International, quoted, “We are pleased to be fulfilling the role assigned to us by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is to facilitate a smooth, streamlined visa application process for travelers to the Kingdom. The new Visa Services Centers in Philippines offer visa applicants a full array of streamlined visa services, all of which are technologically driven and adhering to high standards of security and information confidentiality.”
Acting as a trusted mediator between visa applicants and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, VFS TasHeel services includes, dissemination of accurate visa information, application guidance, fee management, identity management with biometrics enrollment and application submission.
The Visa Services Centers in Philippines are now in operation and located at:
- DY International Building, Gen Malvar Street, Corner San Marcelino Street, Malate, Manila
- Plaza De Luisa, Luisa Avenue Building, Jacinto Extension, Davao City
- Insular Square Mall, 31 J.P Rizal Street, Tabok, Mandaue City, Cebu
For further information on steps to apply, knowing appropriate visa category or scheduling an appointment, applicants may visit www.vfstasheel.com. The website offers information in English and Tagalog language.