Mumbai: Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS), today announced the opening of Morocco Visa Application and Information Centres (MVAIC) in India. The Centre in New Delhi was inaugurated today by His Excellency Mr Mohamed MALIKI, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, in the presence of Ms Venku Murthi, Chief Operating Officer of CKGS.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed MALIKI said, “Both Morocco and India have shared values and a history that goes back over several centuries. Foreseeing growth and significance of the Indian tourism market to Morocco, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to outsource the visa application services and has entrusted CKGS to open visa application centres in India. The opening of the visa application centres in major cities in India is an important milestone which reflects the strength of the two countries’ relations as well as Morocco’s outreach to Indian travellers. We want to encourage more and more Indians to consider travelling to Morocco and at the same time provide a seamless experience in applying for visas.”
In the first phase, centres have opened in the four key metros—Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkatta. In the second phase, the centres will be opened in Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Indore, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Jaipur.
Commenting on the new mandate, Ms Venku Murthi, Chief Operating Officer, CKGS said, “We are happy to be entrusted with the role of providing Visa Application Services by the Embassy of Morocco as this is an opportune time to tap the growing Indian outbound travel market, which is growing in double digits. Our offices across 11 centres in India will seamlessly facilitate visa processing, thereby increasing the number of Indians travelling to Morocco.’’
The visa application centres in different cities of India will provide relevant information on Moroccan visas and regulations and simplify the procedure in order to make it simple for the Indian traveller. A dedicated website http://www.ma.ckgs.in/, has been launched as well to provide all the relevant information. The website will provide all relevant information regarding visa processing procedures, requirements for Moroccan visas, as well as details on the visa application centres and web-links to relevant Moroccan agencies. At the outset, the centres will cater to tourist and business visa applications.
In order to obtain a visa, an applicant will have to download the form and submit it to the MVAIC, along with the required documents and collect them once it has been issued. All the centres are open from Monday to Friday between 08:00 – 17:00 hours.