Visa processing and consular services company, BLS International Services, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand to accept Electronic Visa on Arrival (EVOA) applications for 17 countries worldwide.
Aimed at improving the travel experience for Thai visitors, the MoU is expected to propel Thailand’s tourism inflow, with estimated 75,000-plus applications expected for the upcoming season. Under the agreement, BLS International will provide seamless and efficient visa services for visitors from these 17 countries, with convenience at the forefront of the overall travel experience, a statement released by the company said.
This development means that visitors from Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu would be able process their visa formalities when visiting Thailand smoothly.
“Securing this partnership has further reinstated our unwavering confidence in ourselves to our commitment to our partner, our customers, and our investors and we are all on board to continue delivering impeccable services by bringing technology into the fold,” said Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International. BLS International Services has a worldwide presence of over 27,000 centres with over 20,000 employees and associates providing consular, biometrics and citizen services. To date, BLS has processed over 62 million applications worldwide. According to the company, it has processed over 62 million applications so far, worldwide. Recently, BLS’s shares closed flat at INR165.65 a piece on BSE.
“The holiday season is an exciting time for travel, and BLS International’s move is expected to make it easier for people to visit Thailand and explore its unique locales,” the company stated.
With the convenience of electronic visa-on-arrival applications, international visitors are likely to be encouraged to travel to the “Land of the Free” and experience all that Thailand has to offer.