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Cox & Kings Global Services LLC to receive Italy visa

Dubai, 30th June 2013
Cox and Kings Global Services collaborates with Embassy of India, Stockholm for Visa
Italian Consul General in Dubai Mr Giovanni Favilli along with his wife Ms Giang Favilli cutting the ribbon to mark the opening. To the left of Mr Giovanni is Mr Sanjay Bhaduri, CEO of CKGS.
The Consulate General of Italy in Dubai has appointed Cox & Kings Global Services LLC for processing visa applications for travel to Italy.

It is dedicated exclusively to applicants who wish to travel to the Schengen area and have Italy as their main destination. The centre will process all categories of visas such as tourist, business, transit, work/employment, student, family reunion and medical visas. Applications will be received from UAE nationals and residents living in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Umm Al Quwain.

The Italy Visa Application Centre was inaugurated by Consul General Giovanni Favilli and the CEO of Cox & Kings Global Services, Sanjay Bhaduri.

Favilli said: “We are pleased to appoint CKGS as our representatives to manage the Italian Visa Application Centre in Dubai. We want to strongly encourage travel to Italy and make the procedures simple and hassle free. While the rules governing Schengen visas remain the same for all countries participating in the agreement, we believe that information should be clear, communication with operators should be easy and appointments to apply should be given within a short time frame. The visa facilitation centre will be a one-stop centre able to provide visa services to residents of UAE planning to visit Italy.”

For more information, please log on to website www.it.ckgs.ae

India Visa Service Centre opens in Latvia

Riga, 30th January 2013
India Visa Service Centre opens in Latvia

Cox & Kings Global Services Sweden AB, the Swedish arm of Cox & Kings Global Services, 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


Cox and Kings Global Services collaborates with Embassy of India, Stockholm for Visa

Stockholm, 5th Nov 2012
Cox and Kings Global Services collaborates with Embassy of India, Stockholm for Visa

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


Cox & Kings Global Services to receive Schengen visa and Norway residence permit applications on behalf of Norway Embassy in India

New Delhi, 12th July 2012
Cox & Kings Global Services to receive Schengen visa and Norway residence permit applications on behalf of Norway Embassy in India
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

Cox & Kings Global Services to receive Thai Visa applications in Western India

Mumbai, 10th May 2012
Cox & Kings Global Services to receive Thai Visa applications in Western India
Cox & Kings Global Services will operate Thai Visa Application and Processing Centres in Western India. Having been appointed by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai, Cox & Kings Global Services will provide Thai visa application services across 5 major cities in Western India, namely, Mumbai and Pune (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Panaji (Goa) & Indore (Madhya Pradesh).

The Cox & Kings Global Services-Thai Visa Application and Processing Centre in Mumbai is the first centre to open its door to the public on 11th May 2012 with its office at G-3, Ground floor, Maker Chambers V, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, and will be accepting visa applications during 8 am to 12 pm,
Monday - Friday.

His Excellency Mr. Tomwit Jarnson, Consul General of Thailand in Mumbai said, "We are very pleased to appoint Cox & Kings Global Services as our partner in operating Thailand Visa Application and Processing Centres across Western India. The number of Indian tourists arriving in Thailand leaped to almost 910,000 in 2011 and is expected to reach more than one million mark by the end of 2012. I am highly confident that this service will make acquiring a Thai visa easier through the assistance offered by Cox & Kings Global Services."

Cox & Kings Global Services will provide services such as disseminating visa related information provided and approved by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai as well as pre-scrutiny of documents and acceptance of visa applications and passports from the general public and travel agents.

According to Mr. Sanjay Bhaduri, CEO - Cox & Kings Global Services, "We are delighted to launch Thailand Visa Application and Processing Centres for Indian citizens. As a specialist outsourcing company, we consistently strive to provide assistance and convenience to travellers and the Thailand Visa Application and Processing Centres will definitely provide greater convenience to the general public."

Cox & Kings Global Services will also participate in tourism promotional activities of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai, and other Thai agencies in Mumbai namely, Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Office of Thai Trade, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways.

The roll-out of the Visa Application Centres in Pune, Ahmedabad, Panaji & Indore is expected to be complete by 8th June 2012. The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai still maintains the right to issue visa according to its discretion and will also accept Diplomatic and Official Passports directly. For more information, please log on to website www.th.ckgs.in

Cox & Kings Global Services ties up with DNATA to speed up Dubai visa process

April 20th 2011

Obtaining a Dubai Visa just got easier. Cox and Kings Global Services, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Cox and Kings Ltd, has tied up with DNATA, part of the Emirates Group to form C&K Marhaba Dubai Visa (CNKMDV) to provide visa processing services to travelers flying all airlines except Emirates Airlines to Dubai/Sharjah & UAE and to promote and sell Marhaba Meet & Greet Services in India for passengers arriving, departing and transiting through Dubai International Airport.

According to Sanjay Bhaduri, "this facility will enable large number of Indians travelling to Dubai with a smoother and seamless experience. All they have to do is visit our offices or go online on www.cnkmdv.com and apply for the same."

CNKMDV has set up offices in 11 cities across India with its headquarters based in Mumbai. The centres include Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

This facility will help eliminate the time-consuming process of coordinating with the hotel and local sponsor in Dubai. Through CNKMDV, travelers can apply online and obtain the visa in three working days. However, the decision to grant visa is the sole prerogative of DNRD also known as Dubai Immigration/ Government of Dubai..

CNKMDV will process two types of visas—tourist and transit visas. Tourist visas are valid for a maximum period of 30 days after entry and will cost Rs 4,550, whereas the 96-hour-visa (transit visa), will cost Rs 3550.

CNKMDV will also offer Marhaba Services to its customers. 'Marhaba' which means 'welcome' in Arabic reflects the warmth and hospitality of the Arab culture. Marhaba offers Meet and Greet near the aircraft, buggy service, personal escorts through passport control, assistance at the conveyor belt, porterage, customs and hand over at the pick up point. It also provides exclusive departure and transit services through security, transfer desk with Marhaba lounge service along with Buggy car assistance. CNKMDV will make this friendly hospitality service available to customers for an effortless and convenient travel experience.

Bhaduri adds, "this service will be beneficial to business travelers, senior citizens, single parents with children, unaccompanied minors, first time travelers, group travelers and transit passengers. We plan to process about One lakh visas and sell the same number of Marhaba Services in the first year of operations."
Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Berlin
Cox and Kings GMBH, a subsidiary of Cox & Kings Ltd., will accept visa applications from German nationals including third country nationals residing in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen, applying for Indian visa in Berlin.

According to His Excellency Mr. Sudhir Vyas's ambassador of India to Germany, Cox and Kings GMBH, through the Visa Application Services Centre conveniently located will accept visa applications on behalf of the Embassy. The initiative is directed towards facilitating lodgment through extended working hours and a professional open window facility offering optional value added services such as courier, photocopy services for additional convenience. With this new arrangement the Embassy of India also intends to boost tourism between Germany and India.

Cox and Kings GMBH will provide contact centre services, data entry support to the Embassy. Visa services will be provided in the following category - transfer visas, tourist visa, transit visa, business visa, student visa, conference visa and medical visa. These visas are valid between six months to a year.

For further details contact:
Thomas C Thottathil
Head - Corporate Communications;
Mob.: 9820191042
thomasct@coxandkings.com

Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Munich

May 17th, 2010
Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Munich
Cox and Kings GMBH, a subsidiary of Cox & Kings Ltd., will accept visa applications from German nationals including third country nationals residing in Munich, Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, applying for Indian visa in Berlin.

According to His Excellency Mr. Sudhir Vyas's ambassador of India to Germany, Cox and Kings GMBH, through the Visa Application Services Centre conveniently located will accept visa applications on behalf of the Embassy. The initiative is directed towards facilitating lodgment through extended working hours and a professional open window facility. With this new arrangement the Embassy of India also intends to boost tourism between Germany and India.

Cox and Kings GMBH will offer optional value added services such as courier, photocopy services, contact centre for additional convenience and data entry support to the Embassy. Visa services will be provided in the following category - transfer visas, tourist visa, transit visa, business visa, student visa, conference visa and medical visa. These visas are valid between six months to a year.

For further details contact:
Thomas C Thottathil
Head - Corporate Communications;
Mob.: 9820191042
thomasct@coxandkings.com

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Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong

January 7th, 2010
Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong
January 7th, 2010: Quoprro Global Private Limited, a subsidiary of Cox & Kings Ltd. has won the mandate to process visa applications for those wishing to travel to from Hong Kong to India. The company will work in close cooperation with the Indian High Commission in Hong Kong.

It will accept visa applications from Hong Kong nationals including third country nationals residing in Hong Kong, applying for Indian visa in Hong Kong.

According to L.D.Ralte, Consul General to Hong Kong, "Quoprro Global Services Pvt Ltd, through the Visa Application Centre conveniently located will accept visa applications on behalf of the Consulate. The initiative is directed towards facilitating lodgement through extended working hours and offering professional customer service to applicants."

Visa services will be granted to all categories of visas except diplomatic visa. Speaking on the mandate, Bharat Jagasia, Chief Operating Officer, Quoprro Global said, "We are indeed happy that the High commission has given us this opportunity to provide assistance to those applying for Indian visas. We will assist applicants and ensure that the process works smoothly.

Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Greece

November 26th 2009
Inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre in Greece
November 26th 2009: Quoprro Global Private Limited, a subsidiary of Cox & Kings Ltd., will accept visa applications from Greek nationals including third country nationals residing in Greece, applying for Indian visa in Greece.

According to His Excellency Mr. Dilip Sinha´s, ambassador to Greece, "Quoprro Global Hellas, through the Visa Application Services Centre conveniently located will accept visa applications on behalf of the Embassy. The initiative is directed towards facilitating lodgement through extended working hours and a professional open window facility offering optional value added services such as courier, photocopy services for additional convenience. With this new arrangement the Embassy of India also intends to boost tourism between Greece and India."

Quoprro Global will provide contact centre services, data entry support to the Embassy. Visa services will be provided in the following category - transfer visas, tourist visa, transit visa, business visa, student visa, conference visa and medical visa. These visas are valid between six months to a year.

The application centre will be located in Athens very close to the Indian Embassy and will also operate courier service for regions like Thessaloniki¸ which is the second largest city after Athens in Greece

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