India Visa & Passport Application Centre launched in Jubail
A new India Visa & Passport Application Centre has been launched at the centrally located Al Khater Business Center 2, situated in the main commercial district of the port city of Jubail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Embassy of India in Riyadh launched this new centre with the objective of making passport application facilities more accessible and convenient to Indian citizens residing in Saudi Arabia.
The centre was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at a ceremony held on 15 October 2017.
The new centre, managed by well-trained VFS Global staff, operates for an extended window of business hours and provides the Indian community in KSA with proficient services for application submission for new passports and passport renewals. Also available at the centre for greater convenience to applicants are professionally managed attestation services for legalisation of certificates and documents.
Speaking at the launch, H.E. Mr. Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said,
With more than 3.2 million diaspora in the Kingdom, we have the distinction of serving the largest number of the diaspora in the whole world. It has been constant endeavor of the Embassy to provide services to the diaspora as near as possible to their doorsteps. We have taken several steps to improve services. The opening of the India Visa and Passport Application Centre in Jubail today is another step in this direction. In view of the growing demand in Jubail and adjoining areas, passport, visa and other consular services have also been launched through this Centre. We now have 7 such centres in the jurisdiction of Riyadh and overall 11 centres all around the Kingdom. Besides, Embassy officers undertake regular tours to organize consular camps at far flung places in Saudi Arabia with the motto of ‘Service at the Doorstep’, a step that has been well received by the diaspora.