7th June, 2018: BLS International, a specialist provider of Visa, Passport, Attestation and Citizen Services to the Governments across the world announced the inauguration of their new Spain Visa Application Centre (VACs) in Moscow, Russia on 5th June 2018. Today, the company operates 124 visa application centres in 49 countries for Spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación). The new Spain VAC was formally inaugurated in the presence of the Ambassador of Spain in Russian Federation along with senior officials from BLS International Services Ltd.
Guest of honour for the inauguration, His Excellency Ybáñez Ignacio, Ambassador of Spain in Russian Federation commended during his welcome address about the infrastructure of the Spain Visa Application Centre (VAC) and was positive that the commenced Spain visa services by BLS International will be best-in-class in Russia. He expressed his pleasure, appreciating the inclusion of different Value Added Services (VAS) by BLS at the centre like SMS tracking, Premium Lounge, Mobile Biometrics, photocopying, photo booth, travel Insurance and courier services for the convenience of the applicants.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, His Excellency said, “BLS International not only fulfilled all the conditions of the competition announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, but also added new services, surpassing the expectations of the Ministry”.
The inauguration was also witnessed by EU delegation in Moscow, Turespana Director Luis Boves Martin and Boris Jelovšek - Minister Plenipotentiary for Embassy of Slovenia amongst other notables.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International, said, “The new VAC center for Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación in the capital of Russia, is equipped with state of the art technology to strengthen and smoothen the Visa processing services for the citizens. Looking at the growing trend of emerging popularity of Schengen areas as a new tourist destination, the centre will cater to the ever-increasing volumes of visa applications for Spain – a preferred destination for Schengen entry.”
The application center is centrally located and has well trained staff to handle applicants’ queries while the website is user-friendly and informative. It is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and has the capability to service other Schengen countries jointly with prior approval from Spanish Mission.
About BLS International
BLS International is amongst the world’s largest specialist service providers for outsourcing of visa, passport, consular, attestation and citizen services to Governments and diplomatic missions globally since 2005. From pre-travel information processes, data processing and biometrics capture of applicants to acceptance of crucial travel documents, BLS is the catalyst in making the visa process easy and effortless. BLS has operations in more than 62 countries and is providing services through 2325 offices worldwide. BLS is also an authorized Service Provider for attestation of documents by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
Globally, BLS International serves client governments via visa & passport application centres across Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the Middle East for over 36 client governments. BLS International has operations certified by ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 27001-2013 for Information Security Management Systems, ISO 23026:2015 for Systems and Software Engineering and ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 26000:2010 for Provision of Visa Processing, Attestation, Consular and Citizen Services. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
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