World number eight Saina Nehwal on Tuesday (October 8) said that her visa application was being processed ad she is hoping to get it in time for her participation in the next week’s Denmark Open.
The shuttler, on Monday (October 7), in a tweet, appealed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her in getting the visa for her and her trainer as she was facing issues with the same.
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“Got the visa application processed today in Hyderabad. Thanks @sanjg2k1 (Home Ministry official) for making the impossible happen & @VFSGlobal for going the extra mile along with @DenmarkinIndia even on a holiday! Hope to get the visa in time for flight on Friday,” Saina tweeted.
Got the visa application processed today in Hyderabad. Thanks @sanjg2k1 for making the impossible happen & @VFSGlobal for going the extra mile along with @DenmarkinIndia even on a holiday! Hope to get the visa in time for flight on Friday ? @bwfmedia @BAI_Media @KirenRijiju
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 8, 2019
VFS Global said in a statement that for Denmark visa applications, it is mandatory for all applicants to appear in person.
“Today as per instruction of the Embassy, VFS Global opened the Hyderabad visa application centre to ensure that Ms Nehwal is able to visit in person to submit her biometrics … Danish Embassy decides on the application process and takes the decision not the VFS Global.”
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju extended his wishes to the Olympic bronze-medallist for next week’s BWF Super 750 tournament to be played at Odense from October 15 to 20.
Extending best wishes for the tournament @NSaina ? https://t.co/TZOVY0TYPM
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 8, 2019
Saina had finished runner-up in the tournament last year, losing to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying in the final.