VFS Global entered into a strategic partnership with the Radisson Hotel Group in India. Through this alliance, VFS Global aims to operate UK Premium Application Centres from the hotel chain’s properties in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali in Punjab, and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
UK visa customers can now book appointments at any of the Premium Application Centres located at Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar, Radisson RED Chandigarh Mohali, Park Plaza Ludhiana, and Radisson Noida for submitting their applications and enrolling biometrics this summer season. This partnership will provide customers residing in and around Punjab and Noida with four new location options, in addition to the visa application centres located in Chandigarh, Jalandhar and New Delhi.
Customers who choose to submit their documents and enrol biometrics at any of the Radisson Hotel Group’s properties will get a range of complimentary services such as document scanning assistance, SMS notifications on status of visa application, and Courier return of passport. Additionally, they will enjoy complimentary refreshment, a 10 per cent discount on food and beverages, free parking at the hotel premises, and Premium Membership of the Radisson Rewards Program.
Christina Scott, Acting British High Commissioner to India, said, “Indian visitors, professionals, and students make an immensely positive contribution to the UK. Indian travellers receive the largest share of UK visas issued globally and are integral to the unique living bridge that connects our countries. That is why we have our largest network of visa application centres right here in India, and it is great to see that number increase further thanks to this new partnership between VFS Global and Radisson hotels.”
Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Area Senior Vice President – South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group said, “We are delighted to partner with VFS Global for a strategic initiative that offers convenience to UK visa applicants at our hotels. Through the opening of these new visa centres, we look forward to extending the warm hospitality and exceptional services of the Radisson Hotel Group and providing customers with convenient access to plan their international travel.”
Prabuddha Sen, Chief Operating Officer-South Asia, VFS Global, said, “The partnership with Radisson Hotel Group provides additional and conveniently located touchpoints to our customers. UK visa customers will continue to enjoy the same comfort, convenience, and best-in-class services at these locations that they do at our Visa Application Centres, as well as experience the comfort and hospitality offered by the Radisson Hotel Group’s properties.”
VFS Global has enjoyed a long-standing relation with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in India since 2004, offering UK visa services through centres in 12 cities.