Global outsourcing and technology services specialist VFS Global today launched the Czech Republic Visa Application Centre here to serve the needsof the growing number of Indian visitors to the country. With the opening of this centre, applicants no longer have to travel to Mumbai or New Delhi to apply for Schengen visas if the main country of their travel to Europe is the Czech Republic, and can submit applications in Bengaluru itself, VFS Global said in a release. Bengaluru is the third city in India where VFS Global has set up a visa application centre for the Embassy of the Czech Republic, enabling greater accessibility to visa application facilities, it said. VFS Global, the outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, said that in the coming months it would launch more such centres for the Czech Republic in Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, in a phased manner. "This step is yet another example of the importance the Czech Republic attaches to the case of expanding people-to- people contacts between our two great nations.
It also testifies the Czech authorities' readiness to take appropriate measures to facilitate sustainable tourism exchanges," Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India Milan Hovorka said.