VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services company serving governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has opened new Bulgaria visa application centres in New Delhi and Mumbai.

Prior to this, customers had to visit the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in New Delhi to apply for their visas.

The company is also expected to roll out Bulgaria visa services in 14 more Indian cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kochi, Kolkata, Puducherry, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

Customers can enjoy a range of VFS Global services including automated SMS updates on the progress of the application, courier return service for doorstep delivery of processed passports, and prime time slots for submitting their applications and collecting the passports outside of regular business hours.

They can also opt to submit their applications through the Premium Lounge that offers personalised assistance.

Currently, VFS Global operates 95 Bulgaria visa application centres in Kazakhstan, Oman, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and Ukraine.

Commenting on the new Bulgaria visa facilities in India, Vinay Malhotra, regional group chief operating officer, middle east, south Asia and China, VFS Global says, “VFS Global has been working closely with Bulgaria, offering visa services in other regions, and is honoured have this trust reinforced through this extension of services to India.

“Bulgaria has been rapidly climbing every Indian traveller’s wish list, and we look forward to providing our best-in-class visa services to them.”