VFS Global has launched mobile biometrics service (also called the visa at your doorstep service) for Italy visa applicants across India. This service allows you to submit applications, documents and enroll biometrics, all from the comfort of your home or office.

Keeping in mind customers’ demand for flexibility and superior experience, this ‘doorstep’ service can be availed by individuals and groups living in all cities in India. A team of VFS Global will visit the customer at the location of their choice to collect their visa application and enroll biometric data.

The mobile biometrics service is optional and applicants will have to pay an additional fee.

Vincenzo de Luca, the ambassador of Italy said, “The launch of this new service completes the rich offer of visa services for the Indian public. It will allow companies and individuals to submit their visa applications for Italy literally ‘in house’.

“In just one year, the Italian visa offer in India has been thoroughly updated. The mobile collection of biometric data is in fact added to the widest VAC network for collecting visa applications in India, the option of presenting the applications via dropboxes pan-India, the free VFS Global Italy app to monitor in real time the status of the application, and three exclusive Casa Italia Visa lounges in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata”.

As per VFS Global, there has been a significant rise in travel to Italy. The service has been introduced in view of the rise in travel to Italy from India. According to the Embassy of Italy in India, around 555,000 travellers from India visited Italy in 2019, an increase of 15 per cent over the previous year.