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News » BLS wins Portugal visa outsourcing deal, expands services in Morocco

BLS wins Portugal visa outsourcing deal, expands services in Morocco

BLS Portugal visa outsourcing deal
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NEW DELHI, INDIA — BLS International Services, a leading global provider of tech-enabled services, announced a new contract with the Embassy of Portugal in Morocco to provide visa outsourcing services. 

This partnership marks the second major collaboration between BLS International and the Portuguese government, following a successful initial contract in Russia

The agreement is set to revolutionize the visa application process for Moroccan travelers to Portugal, introducing an innovative appointment system equipped with advanced facial recognition technology.

Streamlining visa applications

The new system aims to enhance efficiency and security for the estimated 20,000 visa applicants expected annually. BLS International will serve locations in Rabat and Casablanca, with plans to expand to additional centers in the near future. This expansion underscores BLS International’s commitment to broadening its service reach across Morocco.

Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director of BLS International, highlighted the transformative potential of this collaboration, stating, “With state-of-the-art technology at our core…we are transforming the visa application process. Our commitment is to provide a secure, efficient, and unparalleled visa experience that sets a global benchmark for quality and customer satisfaction.”

Comprehensive visa services

Under the agreement, BLS International will handle a variety of critical services at its Visa Application Centre (VAC) locations. These include accepting visa applications, processing visa fees and supporting documents and distributing application forms both in person and online. 

The team will also assist applicants in completing forms and provide detailed guidance on the visa application process, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for all applicants.

A trusted global partner

BLS International Services is renowned for its excellence in providing visa, passport, consular, and e-governance services. The company boasts an impressive global network of over 50,000 centers, with more than 60,000 employees and associates dedicated to offering top-tier consular, biometrics, and citizen services. 

It also has existing partnerships with other European countries, including Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Slovakia.

The company’s commitment to leveraging technology and ensuring data security has made it a trusted partner for over 46 client governments, including diplomatic missions, embassies, and consulates. 

With operations in 66 countries, BLS International continues to set benchmarks in the domain of tech-enabled services, holding certifications in quality management, information security, and environmental management systems.

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