New visa centre for Indians opens in Saudi’s Jubail city

For the benefit of Indian expatriates working in Saudi Arabia, a new India Passport and Visa Application Centre has opened in the city of Jubail.

India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed inaugurated the centre. This will allow travellers to India to submit their visa applications and the Indian community to renew or apply for passports.

A new India Passport and Visa Application Centre has opened in the Jubail city.
A new India Passport and Visa Application Centre has opened in the Jubail city. Photo courtesy: construction week

The new centre has put the number of facilities in Saudi Arabia at 11. This centre will be opened from Saturday to Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Javed said, “With more than 3.2 million Indian diaspora in the Kingdom, we have the distinction of serving the largest number of the diaspora in the whole world.

He added, “It has been the constant endeavour 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 Passport and Visa Application Centre in Jubail today is another step in this direction.”

For passport application services, the launch marks the seventh VFS Global centre from where Indian citizens in the Saudi kingdom can submit applications for new passports or renewals and avail attestation services.

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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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