Leesburg, VA – FCi Federal announced today that the company has been awarded a prime contract with the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs to provide Visa Support Services (VSS). The work will be performed at two Consular Support Centers: the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH and the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, KY. Approximately 830 contract staff are employed at the two centers. The contract has a five-year performance period (including options) with a ceiling of more than $145 million if all options are exercised.
“We are honored to have been selected to support a key component of the Department of State’s mission, which is to enable people from around the world to legitimately enter the U.S. for tourism, business, education, research, and temporary work as well as to seek permanent residence,” said Sharon D. Virts, Founder and CEO of FCi Federal. “This important work will assist people who are seeking immigration benefits to better their life through education, employment, becoming a U.S. citizen, or to reunite with family.”
Under this contract, FCi Federal will provide application processing and customer service support to petitioners and beneficiaries applying for visas and to the Consular Officers overseas who adjudicate them. FCi Federal will also support the Department of State’s transformation efforts that will increase the use of online applications and establish a paperless processing environment.
“The Department of State faces numerous challenges in the next few years, including meeting immigration mission objectives while protecting national security, managing large fluctuations in the volume of visa applications, and responding to information demands from both customers and Congress,” said Scott F. Miller, President of FCi Federal. “We are committed to supporting the Department in meeting these challenges and in transforming its business processes and workforce in the coming years.”