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Knight of the National Order of Merit conferred by President of France

In the UK, VFS Global manages visa processing services for 22 diplomatic missions through 63 application centers in the country.

In the UK, VFS Global manages visa processing services for 22 diplomatic missions through 63 application centers in the country. VFS Global serves the Government of France through 52 visa application centers in 19 countries around the globe.

The French Government distinction ‘Ordre National du Mérite’ (National Order of Merit) was instituted in 1963 by General Charles de Gaulle. It is awarded for distinguished services rendered in public, civil, military posts, or a private profession.


Zubin Karkaria, CEO – VFS Global, and CEO – Kuoni Group, was appointed “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Knight of the National Order of Merit) by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande.