Mumbai: As part of the endeavour to support the initiative by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enrol Nigerian adults and children into the National Identity Data-base (NIDB), VFS Global has launched its first enrolment centre in India in New Delhi. The newly launched centre will offer enrollment services for Nigerian Nationals residing in India with the issuance of their National Identification Number (NIN).
The newly launched VFS Global NIN centre, located at Connaught Place in New Delhi, commenced enrolments on 31 July 2019. A dedicated contact centre and email support service is also available for applicants to answer queries and track the application status. The National Identification Number is a unique set of eleven digits issued to the legal citizens (home and abroad) of Nigeria by NIMC, as a mandatory national identity.
Okere, Samuel Onwuzurike, Counsellor/Head – Trade & Investment, High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Alok Singhal, Regional Head- North & East India, VFS Global inaugurated the centre in a formal ceremony held on 31 July 2019.
NIN is used for processing all forms of transactions that involves submitting an identity verification in Nigeria, such as getting a driver’s license, voter’s card or even for opening a bank account which will offer greater convenience and transparency.
Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, Middle East and China, VFS Global said, “I am pleased to announce the launch of this first National Identification Number enrolment centre in India to support the initiative by the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission. As part of our endeavour to offer seamless Identity and Citizen Services space globally and by utilising our in-depth knowledge of managing such enrolment projects across the world, including ongoing initiatives in India, we are confident that this new centre in Delhi would greatly benefit the implementation of this initiative.”
With nearly two decades of experience, VFS Global has established itself as a world leader in offering solutions in both visa application processing and identity-based citizen services. By successfully leveraging on its expertise in the visa space, VFS Global has been effectively assisting local governments with e-governance solutions thereby helping them assimilate next-generation solutions into efficient public-facing services in the identity and citizen services space.
Solutions developed by VFS Global in the identity and citizen services space enables governments to focus entirely on the critical tasks of decision-making and assessment, by streamlining operations, digitalising processes, increasing cost-efficiency and enhancing customer service which include biometric enrolment capabilities. Having processed over 86 million biometric enrolments since 2007, VFS Global currently serves 38 Client Governments across 138 countries with its biometric solutions.