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Out Sourcing of  Passport and Consular Services

The Embassy of India, Riyadh has entered into a new contract with M/s VFS GCC LLC for outsourcing its passport, visa and consular services. The outsourcing of consular services covers areas of Central and Eastern regions falling under the jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Riyadh and areas of Western, Northern and Southern regions falling under the jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Jeddah.  The services of the agency at the new rates will commence from 1st January 2015 with new service fee rates as follows.  

Sl. No. Service Type of Service Service Fee (Including all Taxes and Levies)
1. Passport Services Primary SR 13
2. Visa Services Primary SR 60
3. Attestation Services Primary SR 15
4. Enrollment of Fingerprint biometrics Primary SR 0
5. Facial biometrics capture Primary SR 0
6. Filling of Form Value Added Service SR 10
7. Filling of IVFRT Form Value Added Service SR 25
8. SMS (Min. of 3 messages) Value Added Service SR 1
9. Photocopy/page Value Added Service SR 1
10. Photograph/copy Value Added Service SR 5
11. Courier Service Value Added service SR 30
12. Printer Service per page Value Added service SR 2
13. Computer with internet facility(per half hour usage) Value Added service SR 5


·         Note: (1) The Consular fee for passport, visa and attestation and the ICWF charges remain unchanged.
Value Added Services are optional for the applicants and the service provider cannot impose these services without the consent of the applicants. 
  The services will commence at the centres at Riyadh (Batha), Jeddah (Tahliya Street), Al Khobar, Abha and Tabuk with effect from 1st January, 2015.
For the remaining centers at Riyadh(Ummul Hammam), Jeddah, Buraidah, Dammam and Wadi al Dawasir, a temporary arrangement has been made to continue the services beyond 31st December, 2014 with M/s VFS GCC LLC at the new service rates till the final arrangements are made.
                Embassy requests the applicants to bear with us for the inconvenience, if any, that they may face during this interim period.

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