Kuwait embraces new China Visa Application Center

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VFS Global and the Government of P. R. China have inaugurated a new China Visa Application Center in Kuwait.

The launch of the centre marks the third visa submission facility in the Middle East, following the launch of similar centres in Dubai and Beirut, and the 15th to be launched globally.

During the inauguration ceremony, Charge d’Affaires A.I., Chinese Embassy in the State of Kuwait, Zhao Liang declared: “To further facilitate people-to-people exchanges and to promote visa application service standards, P. R. China has established this new, professionally managed China Visa Application Center in Kuwait. We believe that the new centre will bring residents greater convenience when applying for a Chinese visa through its comfortable environment, well-equipped facilities and warm and thoughtful service.”

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VFS Global currently operates China Visa Application Centers in 12 countries across the globe: Kuwait, Algeria, Angola, Gambia, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, D.R. Congo and the UAE.

Also speaking on the launch was regional group chief operations officer – Middle East, South Asia and China, VFS Global, Vinay Malhotra: “Ever since we began our partnership with the Government of P. R. China in 2008, we have steadily expanded the Visa Application Center network across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and cumulatively processed approximately 350,000 visa applications to P. R. China annually in these regions. We are confident this new centre will be effective in meeting the rising demand of Chinese visas for travellers from Kuwait.”

Key features of the centre include longer operating hours, professionally trained staff, and a Premium Lounge. An exclusive ‘China in Luxury’ retail offering, which offers ultra-premium travel experiences in P. R. China, was also launched at the new centre.