VFS Global and Probitas Quad to manage the verification of international students applying to universities

Canberra: VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, is working with Probitas Quad (PQ) of Australia, to provide student verification and visa support services for Universities recruiting international students.

PQ is an independent provider of student verification reports and visa support services. Through its office in New Delhi and its team of qualified professionals with extensive experience working across various foreign missions, PQ currently provides high quality verification reports including assessments of the genuineness of candidates to Australian universities recruiting students from India.

PQ and VFS Global will work together as Probitas Global in order to create a truly global solution for education institutions and stakeholder organisations recruiting from international markets. The comprehensive and AI-enabled Probitas Global solutions – initially Student Verification and Assessment and Student Visa Support services – will support institutions’ recruitment efforts by providing detailed assessments of the credibility of applicants, examining a range of documentary and other evidence to support an application, underpinned by a probing interview. The decision to accept or reject an applicant will continue to rest with the institution. By delivering this service at scale, Probitas Global will be able to offer a highly competitive pricing model and significant expertise. Importantly, the report can be delivered within five working days, allowing institutions to make speedier as well as more reliable decisions.

Probitas Global will also offer visa support services to students who have a letter of offer and where the University seeks an independent support service like Probitas Global for the student to complete documentation towards their student visa.

In announcing the new partnership, Dusty Amroliwala, COO – Verification and Attestation Services, VFS Global, said "Working with Probitas Quad will allow VFS Global to leverage our significant experience in providing high-quality services to governments, to create a unique student verification and visa support service to the global education sector."

Andrew Durston, CEO of Probitas Quad, said “We are absolutely delighted that a company of VFS Global's standing, achievements and global footprint recognised PQ's quality service offering as a benchmark, and we are excited and committed to ensure Probitas Global will quickly scale up to provide a truly global offering to institutions from all markets recruiting international students".

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 2675 Application Centres, operations in 139 countries across five continents and over 176 million applications processed as on 30 June 2018, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 60 client governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com

About Probitas Quad

PQ is independent service provider to higher education institutions with services that mitigate reputational, commercial, academic and regulatory risks encountered by recruiting institutions. Headquartered in Australia PQ commenced services in India initially for Australian universities recruiting international students. For more information, please visit www.ProbitasQuad.com

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Sukanya Chakraboty
VFS Global
Kala Anand
Probitas Quad