Residents of the Sultanate of Oman can now apply for visas to France at the visa application centre launched for the Embassy of France in the capital city of Muscat. Applicants can visit VFS Global’s modern and well-appointed centre to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics. The Muscat centre is conveniently located in main city centre at Level 1, Tilal Office, Muscat Grand Mall, Dohat Al Adab Street, Al Khuwair, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Services at the centre commenced on 08 November 2016.
With France being a popular tourist destination with Omanis, the launch of this new centre will bring added convenience and ease to applicants through quicker and more streamlined application processes. Furthermore, the new centre joins 5 other client governments served at the same premises, making it more convenient for travellers planning multiple business or leisure trips abroad.
The Sultanate of Oman is the fourth country in the Middle East, after Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, from where applicants can apply for a visa to France. Since commencing visa processing operations in the Sultanate of Oman in 2005, VFS Global now serves 9 client governments in the country. VFS Global has been serving the Government of France since 2004, and currently serves the client in 15 countries from 52 visa application centres globally.
Speaking at the launch, HE Roland Dubertrand, Ambassador of the Republic of France to the Sultanate of Oman, said, “In order to ensure an excellent quality of service to an ever increasing number of visa applicants and to attract more Omanis and foreign residents to visit France, the French Embassy has selected VFS Global for collecting the visa applications in the country.”
Also commenting on the new centre, Yummi Talwar, Regional Head – Middle East, VFS Global, said “The opening of this centre and our longstanding association of over 12 years with the Government of France reflects their trust in our abilities to deliver uncompromising service quality. VFS Global is privileged to extend services for the Embassy of France in the Sultanate of Oman and is committed to providing world-class services and unmatched convenience to our visa applicants in the country.”