Cox & Kings Global Services in association with the Federation of Indian Associations of the Tristate of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced Sept. 21 the successful completion of 30 visa camps across 20 locations in the United States with over 5,000 applications processed, a press release reported. These camps have facilitated the visa, overseas citizenship of India and renunciation servicing of thousands of applicants over a period of six months.
The visa camps began Feb. 28 in Iselin, N.J., and concluded in the San Francisco Bay Area Sept. 12. Over 5,000 applicants were serviced and advised about their documentation, enabling them to complete their applications with CKGS.
“The primary aim behind setting up the visa camps across various locations was to bring in an element of convenience to those who wish to travel to India from the United States,” said Kiran Nambiar, vice president and country manager of CKGS.
With support from the Embassy of India, Washington D.C. and the Consulate General of India in New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Atlanta, CKGS was able to clear the backlogs of incomplete and pending visa and OCI applications, said Ankur Vaidya, FIA president, in a press release.
“The visa camps have played a critical role in bringing the community closer to the Indian Consulate. The outreach efforts mean that consular services are a pleasant experience now,” said Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Consul General of India, New York.
Many patrons of the visa camps provided overwhelmingly positive feedback on CKGS’ services, citing it as the most seamless experience they have ever had with an Indian consulate, according to a press release. “This type of consular services camp is very beneficial to the Indian community. No hassle and no headache. The staff was very much helpful every which way,” N. Baffana, a patron of one of the visa camps, was quoted as saying in a press release.