• Disclaimer
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers
  • Disclaimer

    Malta Visa Application Center (Malta VAC) is a service provided by VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd. Malta VAC provides logistic services to visa applicants and is only responsible for the following:
     

    1.

    To receive from an applicant his/her passport, completed visa form, supporting documentation (collectively, the "Documents") and the applicable fees.

    2.

    To submit the Documents to the Malta Embassy in Beijing on behalf of the applicant.

    3.

    To collect the relevant Documents back from the Malta Embassy in Beijing, after completion of all formalities, and return the relevant Documents back to the applicant by hand delivery/courier to an address provided by the applicant on the visa form.

    Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary, the Malta Embassy reserves the right to ask for further documentation and/ or to refuse the visa application.
    In certain cases, the Malta Embassy will hand over the relevant Documents to the Applicants directly. In such cases, Malta VAC shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Documents, in any manner whatsoever
    It must be noted that the grant or refusal of the Malta visa is at the sole discretion of the Malta Embassy and Malta VAC is neither involved in the process nor is liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any delay in processing or grant or rejection of the visa application of any applicant by the Malta Embassy.
    Malta VAC takes every reasonable precaution while handling the Documents of applicants. However, Malta VAC shall not be responsible in any manner 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 of a willful default of Malta VAC.
    The applicant agrees and accepts that Malta VAC neither controls the Malta Embassy nor does it control or operate the services provided by them. Hence, Malta VAC will not be liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for the loss or damage of applicant's Documents due to any default on the part of the Malta Embassy.
    The applicant agrees and accepts that the courier acceptance and delivery service through which the Documents are returned to the applicants by Malta VAC is operated by a third-party. Malta VAC does not control or operate any courier company, neither does it control or operate any facility or service provided by the courier company. Malta VAC disclaims any and all liability for any loss or damage caused to the applicant in the event that his/her Documents are delayed/ misplaced/ lost/ damaged by the courier company, whether such delay/ misplacement/ loss/ damage result from negligence, accident or any other cause. In no event shall Malta VAC and/or its representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever due to such delay/ misplacement/ loss/ damage of the Documents, including the applicant's passport. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, Malta VAC's and/or its representatives sole and exclusive liability in case a passport is lost or damaged in transit, is limited/restricted to the reimbursement of the amount of fees charged by the Ministry of Public Security, Government of China, for the replacement of a lost / damaged passport through normal application procedure. Such reimbursement of the fee amount will be made by Malta VAC to the applicant only on the presentation by the applicant of the payment receipt issued by the Ministry of Public Security, Government of China. The applicant agrees that the foregoing limitation of liability is an agreed allocation of risk between the parties and this limitation of liability is and shall be an integral part of this disclaimer.
    The application fees once received by Malta VAC from the applicant will not be refundable under any circumstances, irrespective of whether or not the desired visa is granted by the Malta Embassy to the applicant.
    Advertising material may accompany the relevant Documents at the time they are returned to the applicant. If the applicant does not wish to receive any such advertising material along with the relevant Documents, the applicant must intimate the Malta VAC in advance at the time of submitting the Documents. Please note that no advertising material accompanying the relevant Documents has the endorsement of the Malta Government.
    Malta VAC, in its sole discretion, may change, amend, cancel or withdraw any or all of the terms and conditions mentioned herein at any time without any prior notice. No employee of Malta VAC has any authority whatsoever to change / amend / amplify or withdraw any or all of the terms and conditions mentioned herein without the prior written approval of Malta VAC.
    These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of People's Republic of China. Any claims or disputes arising in relation to the services provided by to the applicant shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Shanghai.
    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.
    In the event of a conflict between the English and the Mandarin version of the disclaimer, the English version shall prevail.

    Beware of fraudulent job offers

    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:

    The email is not sent from an official VFS Global e-mail address but from a free e-mail service such as: Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc. It is also possible that, the email is sent from a fake email address.
    You are asked to disclose private or confidential information.
    You are asked to be interviewed over the phone or via an instant-messenger type program.
    You are requested to pay fees/money.
    You are requested to complete bogus recruitment documentations such as an application or employment visa forms, (the VFS Global name and logo could be forged/fabricated and featured on the documentation without authority).
    Insistence on urgency.
    Money will be requested for processing Work Permits, Visa applications or the like.

    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 communications@vfsglobal.com

    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 acco@vfsglobal.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.