The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has entered into a contract with VFS Global for provision of visa processing services in Ankara and Istanbul -Turkey. Subsequently, VFS Global has appointed Gateway Visa Services INC as Service Partners to provide these services. Thus the Netherlands Visa Application Centre is a service provided for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Gateway Visa Services INC on behalf of VFS Global.
Gateway Visa Services INC provides logistic services to visa applicants seeking an entry into The Netherlands and is only responsible for the following:
To receive from an applicant his / her passport, completed visa application form, supporting documentation (collectively, the "Documents") and the applicable fees.
To submit the Documents to the Netherlands Embassy in Ankara, the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul for VACs accross Turkey on behalf of the applicants.
To collect the relevant Documents back from Netherlands Embassy in Ankara and Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul for VACs accross Turkey after completion of all formalities, and return the relevant Documents back to the applicant by hand delivery to the applicant.
Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary, Netherlands Embassy in Ankara and Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul for VACs across Turkey reserves the right to ask for further documentation, personal appearance of the applicant at the Embassy Office as well as to refuse the issuance of visa.
In certain cases, instead of the aforesaid procedure, the Netherlands Embassy in Ankara and Netherlands Consulate General for VACs accross Turkey will hand over the relevant Documents to the Applicants directly.
Gateway Visa Services INC takes every reasonable precaution while handling the Documents of applicants. However Gateway Visa Services INC shall not be responsible in any matter whatsoever to the applicant for any Documents which are lost in transit by accident, theft, natural calamities (act of God) or any other reason outside the control of, or not arising out a willful of Gateway Visa Services INC.
THE APPLICABLE TURKISH LAW ALLOWS THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES MENTIONED ABOVE.
The application fees once received by Gateway Visa Services INC from the applicant will not be refundable. IN CASE THE SERVICES MENTIONED IN THE PART II OF THIS DISCLAIMER ARE RENDERED COMPLETELY, irrespective of whether or not the desired visa is granted by the Netherlands Embassy in Ankara or Netherlands Consulate General for VACs accross Turkey to the applicant.
Any claims or disputes arising in relation to the services provided by Gateway Visa Services INC to applicant shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Turkey.
The applicant hereby accepts and confirms that the applicant and / or his / her representative, prior to submitting the visa application, has read, understood and agreed to be bound by, without limitation or qualification, all of the terms, conditions and details provided herein.
Gateway Visa Services INC and VFS Global declare that they shall not disclose, distribute, reveal, give or sell any of your personal information to any third party unless your prior consent or legally obliged to disclose such information by a court order or any other legal process.
Fraudulent Recruitment / Employment Offers
It has come to VFS Global’s attention that, individuals misrepresenting themselves as VFS Global’ agents or representatives have approached people to offer fraudulent/fictitious employment opportunities, with the intent to steal personal information or solicit money from people. We encourage you to exercise caution and common sense when receiving any such employment offer, which requires payment of any fees/money, or promises a work visa in exchange for money. The said offers are completely fake and not valid. VFS Global is not a Recruitment agency and does not offer recruitment services. Scammers operate primarily via the internet, email, phone etc. We warn people to beware of such scams.
Please be advised that, VFS Global is a visa processing company and we work only with government and diplomatic missions to fulfil their administrative requirements of visa application processing. Neither VFS Global nor its representatives will ask for money from individuals under any circumstances to lure them with employment opportunities either in VFS Global or outside. If you receive any offer that purports to be from VFS Global, which ask for money, these types of offers are fraudulent.
Warning signs of recruitment fraud
The following are some examples of recruitment fraud which are in violation of VFS Global’s processes and ethical practices:
Such actions are presumably intended to defraud or obtain personal information from the victims.
The activities of these individuals involve criminal and civil liabilities. While VFS Global takes such matter seriously and reserves its right to contact competent law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such illegal activities, it is often difficult to locate and prosecute these individuals.
Therefore, if you receive a request, either in writing or verbally, for an interview or a job offer that you believe is or might be fraudulent or suspicious, please disregard them. You may also verify the same with VFS Global at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come to know that a fraud is being perpetrated, we encourage to forthwith contact your local police and/or any competent authorities and also to keep us informed by reporting the fraud at email@example.com
Under no circumstances will VFS Global be liable or responsible for any loss, damages, expenses or inconvenience resulting from these unauthorized persons and/or activities.