Cox & Kings Global Services Sweden AB, the Swedish arm of Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS), announces the opening of the India Visa Service Centre in Riga to cater to the visa requirements of people residing in Latvia and planning to visit India.
The India Visa Service Centre will cater to all categories of visas such as tourist, business, conference, student, among others, and the centre will accept applications from all nationalities residing in Latvia.
The centre was inaugurated by H. E. Mr. Andris Teikmanis, Foreign Ministry, State Secretary, and H.E. Mrs. Banashri Bose Harrison, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia.
According to H. E. Mrs. Banashri Bose Harrison, “We are delighted to open the India Visa Service Centre in Riga that will cater to the Latvians and other nationalities residing in Latvia. This service will make it easier for them to visit India and will promote closer ties.”
According to Mr. Sanjay Bhaduri, CEO – CKGS, “We are happy to partner with the Indian Embassy in Sweden and Latvia to enable those living in Latvia the convenience of submitting and collecting their India visa in Latvia.”
Those intending to apply for a India visa have to download the form from www.indianvisaonline.gov.in, fill it and physically submit it at the India Visa Service Centre, ABAVA Business Centre, Street Melluzu 1C-1, 2nd Floor, Riga, LV-1067.
The processing time for the visa is between three to five working days, excluding transit as the visa applications need to be sent to the Indian Embassy in Stockholm for visa issuance. Applicants can view the status of their applications online at www.in.ckgs.se
The Embassy of India, Stockholm has opened a visa application centre in Stockholm. The centre, which started operations from 5th November, is being run by Cox and Kings Global Services, an outsourcing firm.
Cox and Kings Global Services will be responsible for accepting and forwarding applications for Sweden residents. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Embassy of India in Sweden.
The centre has a dedicated website which has details on types of visa, fees and application status. It will be run by a set of professional staff dedicated to handle visa queries through a online chat services and email. The centre will remain open from 9 am to 4pm on weekdays.
Speaking on the tie-up, Mr. Sanjay Bhaduri, CEO, Cox & Kings Global Services said “We are certain that this tie-up will provide great assistance and convenience to travellers from Sweden who want to visit India. This will not only make the process simpler but will also aid in increasing the demand for Indian destinations. ”For more information, customers can visit Cox & Kings Global Services Sweden AB website on www.in.ckgs.se
On 12 July 2012, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi signed an agreement to outsource the receipt of applications for Schengen visa and Norway work / residence permits to Cox & Kings Global Services.
Starting 27 July 2012 applications should be submitted to the Cox & Kings Global Services Visa Application Centres and not to the Norwegian Embassy in Delhi or to the Norwegian Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.
Cox and Kings Global Services will assume responsibility for preliminary tasks which includes all tasks prior to the actual processing of the applications, such as checking/screening applications and making sure that the required documentation has been submitted, providing information to applicants about Norwegian and Schengen regulations and procedures, answering inquiries from applicants, managing appointments for interviews, delivering applications & passports on a daily basis to the Norwegian Embassy and returning the passports to the applicants after the application has been processed. For more information, please log on to website www.no.ckgs.in