December 06, 2017

VFS Global has expanded the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centres in India with centres for applicants now launched in four additional cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Gurugram, and Jaipur. The new centres commenced operations on 10 November 2017.

The expansion of the network of Cyprus visa centres to a total of 16 cities in India signals the strengthening relationship in trade and tourism between the two counties. Earlier, applicants in Thiruvananthapuram were required to travel to Chennai to complete their visa application process for Cyprus. Applicants can now benefit from applying in their own city, and can avail of the additional services, such as SMS updates, courier services, online tracking services, among others.

The centre in Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, in a ceremony held on 17 November 2017.

Speaking at the event, His Excellency Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, said, “It is a pleasure to inaugurate the Cyprus Visa Application Centre, operated by VFS Global. The opening is quite timely, also due to a noticeable increase in visa related queries from Kerala. I do believe that this centre would further expand and enhance visa services and also promote people-to-people contacts, thus contributing to our bilateral relations. Kerala is a major state with a large percentage of human capital working abroad; therefore, the centre fulfils a vital service with respect to the provision of information and guidelines to applicants who intend on visiting Cyprus for tourism, business, study, as well as employment purposes. The centre would work in close cooperation with the Consular Department of the High Commission to achieve the goal of timely and efficient issuance of visas.”

VFS Global has served the Government of Cyprus in India since 2015. Globally, the company serves the client government since 2010, through a network of 21 Visa Application Centres in seven countries.

Said Vinay Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, “Cyprus is fast emerging as a popular destination of choice for leisure and business travellers from India, due to its abundant natural beauty and historical heritage. As the number of visitors to this beautiful Mediterranean nation increases, we are proud and committed to expand the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centres across the South Asia region as a whole, with more centres planned in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh in the coming months.”

With Cyprus emerging as a favoured destination for outbound tourism, VFS Global’s appointment as a service provider will greatly benefit the growing volumes of applicants from India.

Key features of the Cyprus Visa Application Centres include:

·        Professional and responsive staff with local language capability, dedicated to handle visa queries

·        Dedicated website to provide information on visa categories, fees and other application related details

·        Call Centre and email support to answer queries

·        Online tracking of application status

·        Convenient and secure courier return of visa documents to address of choice

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 2430 Application Centres, operations in 129 countries across five continents and over 158 million applications processed as on
31 October 2017, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 57 client governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. For more information, please visit



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