BLS International Commences Operation of Premium Services in United Kingdom's New UKVCAS Centre for Applicants Applying to Extend Their Residence in the UK

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 19-11-2018 17:30:00 IST

BLS international introduced a brand new ’Premium Lounge’ Service in London and Mobile Biometric enrolment services across the United Kingdom for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on 12 Nov 2018. This new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) will offer increased convenience and choice for customers and allow them to submit key evidence and personal information in a more secure way. This service is part of the contract awarded to Sopra Steria Limited by UKVI to deliver front end services to applicants resident in the UK. BLS International is the service delivery partner to Sopra Steria responsible for key deliverables under the contract, as well as a suite of added value services.

The premium lounge in the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services Centre will provide a highly personalised service to customers who desire enhanced privacy and comfort during application process. The first Premium Lounge opened in the heart of the City of London at 2 Minster court, 20 Mark lane, London, EC3R 7AF; located within walking distance to landmark buildings that dominate the London skyline, such as 30 St. Mary Axe, 20 Fenchurch Street, and The Shards.

BLS commenced these new services for UKVI, allowing applicants to submit all necessary evidence and personal information to support their application more conveniently. Other services offered by BLS under the contract are Document Translation - for customers whose original documents are not in English or Welsh; VIP Service - a mobile service provided by specially trained professionals who will visit customers in their home, office or other location and complete the same processes provided in physical offices -such as identity checks, biometric enrolment and document scanning; and On-demand pop-up —which will provide application facilities for organisations with more than 10 applicants within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at a location convenient to the organisation.


Speaking at the launch of the first Premium Lounge in London, Joint Managing Director of BLS International, Mr. Shikhar Aggarwal commented ”We are thrilled and fortunate to be part of this new partnership in the United Kingdom and are dedicated towards providing our world class solutions for enhanced services to the UK Home Office and its applicants. This partnership reinforces our Company’s position within the UK and expressive/y augments our standing as a leading service partner to client Governments worldwide. ”

The first of its kind service, offering the ultimate in convenience is the VIP Service of Mobile Biometric Enrolment, which gives applicants across the UK the option to complete their biometric enrolment, from the comfort of their home, office or any location of choice. This service can also be requested by corporate entities, educational institutions and community organizations to enrol groups of applicants.

About BLS

BLS International is the world‘s largest Indian specialist service provider for outsourcing of visa,passport, consular, attestation and citizen services to the governments and diplomatic missions globally since 2005. From pre—travel information processes, data processing and biometrics capture of applicants to acceptance of crucial travel documents, BLS is the catalyst in making travelling easy and effortless. BLS has operations in more than 62 countries and is providing services through 2325 offices worldwide.


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