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VFS Global opens Switzerland Visa Application Centre in Manama, Bahrain

TheGovernmentofSwitzerlandandVFSGlobalintroducedvisaapplicationservicesfor SwitzerlandvisasinManamaon8April2014.Cateringto thegrowingdemandof Switzerlandboundtravelersintheregion;thisnewinitiativeisaimedatofferingenhanced services,facilitiesandbenefitsto visaapplicantsinBahrain.


Theoperation centre for Switzerland inManamawasrecentlyinauguratedbyMr.EtienneThévoz,the Swiss Ambassadorto Bahrain and Kuwait.


TheSwitzerlandVisaApplicationCentreiscentrallylocatedofferingconvenientserviceswith state-of-the-art infrastructureandultra-modernfacilities.This VFSGlobalSchengenVisaApplicationCentrealsoservesthe GovernmentofSpain.


VFSGlobalhasstartedaccepting Schengen visa applicationsforSwitzerlandfromapplicantsresidingin Bahrain.The keyfeaturesofthecenterareitslocation,adedicatedwebsitefor easy access,professionalandresponsivestaff who speaks local as well as official Swiss languages to handlethevisaapplicationprocess,application trackingtool,anddoorstepdeliveryofpassports.


Switzerland Visa Application Centre, Bahrain




Helpline:+973 1619 8212                            |                    








18th Floor, Diplomatic Commercial Office Towers,

Building 1565, Road 1722, Diplomatic Area 317,

Manama, Bahrain

Business Hours: 0900hrs to 1600hrs Sunday to Thursday


Acceptance of Applications (All Applicants): 0900hrs to 1500hrs Sunday to Thursday

(Except Holidays as declared by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait)


Return delivery of Applications: 1500hrs to 1600hrs; Sunday to Thursday

(Except Holidays as declared  by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait)


Additional Courier charges as applicable to be borne by applicants




*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for Switzerland visas. All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of Switzerland inKuwait. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.



About VFS Global


VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. With 1226 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 111 countries across five continents as at 30 April 2014, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 45 client governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System by TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading external and independent certification bodies. The company has successfully processed over 79 million applications since its inception in 2001.


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VFS Global

Hina Bakht

Vice President

MPJ (Marketing Pro-Junction)

Mob: 050 697 5146


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VFS Global opens Switzerland Visa Application Centre in Manama, Bahrain

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