BSE and NSE listed (BSE: 540073; NSE: BLS), BLS International, a trusted global tech-enabled services partner for governments and citizens, announced today that it has signed a contract with The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs to provide Passport Renewal services initially starting with Italy, Qatar and Malaysia.
BLS will provide ePassport renewal services on behalf of The Republic of Philippines in Italy, Qatarand Malaysia. With this, The Department of Foreign Affairs intends to ease the renewal process for Philippine nationals living overseas. The opening of ePassport Renewal Centers (PaRCs) in these countries will provide facility to Filipinos to apply for ePassport renewals at a time and place of their convenience.
Commenting on this, Mr. Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International, said, “We are honoured and excited to serve The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs. We are confident that our tech-enabled ePassport renewal services will be faster and convenient for the Filipino diaspora in the three countries-Italy, Qatar and Malaysia. We will simplify the application procedure and shorten the overall application processing time, which will, in turn, contribute to overall improved customer service. I am confident of a seamless rollout and hope to strengthen this relationship with more such opportunities.”