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.
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.