SI to continue running National Visa Center
- By Michael Hardy
- Feb 01, 2006
SI International will manage and operate the National Visa Center and the Kentucky Consular Center under an $84 million contract with the State Department. The contract renews an older one and spans an initial one-year base period with four one-year options. SI has been the prime contractor for NVC since 1994.
The contract makes SI responsible for handling 10 million pieces of mail and more than 700,000 phone calls each year under the permanent immigrant visa program. The company will also process millions of electronic submissions to the eDiversity Lottery program.
SI will validate application fee payments, perform data processing for data management and background checks, transmit visa applications and related documents to embassies and consulates worldwide, and respond to inquiries.