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Saudi Visa Service Centre launched in Dhaka to easier the visa processing for Bangladeshis

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 21st March, 2023 04:08:35 PM
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Saudi Visa Service Centre launched in Dhaka to easier the visa processing for Bangladeshis

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In a significant step, Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions, a subsidiary of Tahakom, has formally launched Saudi Visa Service Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday (March 21) aiming to provide a range of services that can improve the experiences of customers and relevant authorities regarding Visa and Identity services.

The Centre is located in Jamuna Future Park, Dhaka and was inaugurated by Essa Al Duhlain, Ambassador of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh in the presence of Minister of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed.

Meshari Al Thaebi, Consul General at the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka, Fahad Abothnain, Program Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and Fahad Al Amoud, CEO, Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions were also present on the occasion.

The Saudi Visa Service Centre in Dhaka will provide several benefits to applicants, local governments, Saudi government, the Saudi Embassy, and the broader community, said a press release.

The centre will provide a streamlined and efficient process for visa applications, reducing wait times and improving the overall visa application experience.

This initiative will also provide a boost to tourism and business in Saudi Arabia, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the country.

Currently, the centre is accepting applications for Tourist, Business, Family Visit and other categories of Visit Visas, and the process for submission of work visas will commence shortly. Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions operates Saudi Visa Service Centres in 33 countries under the brand name Tasheer.

The centres are operated in partnership with VFS Global, world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist serving 67 client governments in 145 countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Fahad Sulaiman Al Amoud, CEO of Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions, expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador and the Government of Bangladesh for their support and guidance in starting the Saudi Visa Service Centre in Dhaka.

He also mentioned that the centre contributes to Vision 2030 of Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman, towards attracting tourism and business to Saudi Arabia.

The launch of the Saudi Visa Service Centre in Dhaka is a significant step towards realizing the goals of Vision 2030.

By making it easier for Bangladeshi citizens and residents to obtain visas for Saudi Arabia, the centre is helping to attract more tourists and business visitors to the country, creating new opportunities for economic growth and development in Saudi Arabia, and strengthening the ties between the Kingdom and other countries around the world.

Al Amoud expressed his commitment to supporting the country's efforts to diversify its economy and build a more sustainable future for all. "We are honored to be a part of the vision and mission of Saudi Arabia's leadership," he said.

"We thank the leadership of Saudi Arabia for their vision, guidance, and support, and we look forward to working closely with them to achieve our shared goals."

Al Almoud also shared the future plans of setting up an additional Saudi Visa Service Centre in Bangladesh to cater to the growing demand of travel of workers and visitors from Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The launch of the Saudi Visa Service Centre in Dhaka is an important milestone in Saudi Company for Visa and Travel Solutions’ efforts to make the visa application process more convenient and efficient for travelers around the world.

The centre in Dhaka is expected to serve a significant number of Bangladeshi travelers who wish to visit Saudi Arabia for various purposes and contribute to strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries.