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    14 November 2019

    New visa sticker for use

    All Finnish missions abroad and organisations issuing visas, including the Border Guard, Finnish Customs and the Police, started to use the new EU visa sticker on 11 November 2019. Regulation (EU) 2017/1370, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 on a uniform format for visas, was adopted on 04 July 2017. All Member States must start using the new visa sticker by 21 December 2019.

    The introduction of the new visa sticker does not require any measures from visa applicants. Visas issued before 11 November 2019 will be valid for the period of validity indicated on the visa sticker.

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    16 September 2018

    This is to inform you that due to typhoon ,The Finland Visa application center in Guangzhou and Shenzhen will be closed on 17 September 2018 and will reopen on 18th Sept 2018. We regret for any inconvenience caused.

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    03 May2018

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre (Beijing) on 07 May 2018.

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Beijing) will be closed on 07 May 2018. We regret for the inconvenience.

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre (Changsha/Chengdu/Chongqing/Fuzhou/Guangzhou/Jinan/Kunming/Shenyang/Shenzhen/Wuhan/Xi’an) on 04 May 2018 and 07 May 2018.

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Changsha/Chengdu/Chongqing/Fuzhou/Guangzhou/Jinan/Kunming/Shenyang/Shenzhen/Wuhan/Xi’an) will be closed on 04 May 2018 and 07 May 2018. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    31 March 2018

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre (Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanjing) on 10 April 2018.

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanjing) will be closed on 10 April 2018. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    24 January 2018

    Chinese Spring Festival is approaching. If you are travelling to Finland, we kindly remind you to submit your Schengen-visa application on time as processing time is 15 days. At the moment the processing time may be longer than that.

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    17 December 2017

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre(Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanjing) on 18 January 2018 and 19 January 2018.

    Finland Visa Application Centre will be closed on on 18 January 2018 and 19 January 2018 (Technical Maintenance). We regret for the inconvenience.

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    1 December 2017

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre(Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanjing) on 6 December 2017.

    Finland Visa Application Centre will be closed on 6 December 2017 (Declaration of Independence). Normal working hours will be resumed on 7 December 2017.

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    08 November 2017

    Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou and Nanjing will be closed on 24 and 27 November 2017

    Please kindly be informed that Visa Application Center in Hangzhou and Nanjing will be closed on 24 and 27 November, 2017 as requested. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    08 November 2017

    Visa Application Centre in Shanghai will be closed on 27 November 2017

    Please kindly be informed that Visa Application Center in Shanghai will be closed on 27 November, 2017 as requested. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    14 July 2017

    Please kindly be informed that Joint Visa Application Center in Nanjing will be closed early on 19 July, 2017 at 11:30 as requested. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    18 April 2017

    Visa Application Centre in Xi’an will be closed in 21 April 2017 early at 12:00.

    Please note that Joint Visa Application Center in Xi’an will be closed on 21 April at 12:00pm as requested.We regret for the inconvenience.

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    10 March 2017

    Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou will be closed on 28 March 2017 early at 12:30.

    Due to the Consulate event on 28 March 2017, kindly be informed that Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou will be closed early at 12:30. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    22 November 2016

    Finland visa application center Shanghai has been changed helpline number.

    Notice: Helpline number for Finland Visa Application Center Shanghai has been changed to 0086-21-65965807 from today. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    14 November 2016

    Closure of Finland Embassy in Beijing on 30 November 2016.

    According to the news from Embassy: Finland Embassy in Beijing will be closed on 30 November 2016. And resume to open on 1 December 2016.

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    31 October 2016

    Dear Visa Applicants,

    Please be careful of touts and agents when you visit the visa application centers. We have received reports that they offer their services claiming to be an officer of the visa application center and charge exorbitant prices for services which are either provided for free at the visa application center or at very nominal prices. Please note that the visa application center or the Embassies do not endorse any agency or agents and cannot be held responsible for their actions.

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    23 May 2016

    Due to the Consulate event on 27 May, kindly be informed that Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou will be closed from 08:00-11:00. And back to operation at 11:00 till 15:00.

    We regret for the inconvenience.

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    27 April 2016

    Inauguration of the Joint Visa Application Centre in Nanjing

    Please note that due to Inauguration of the Joint Visa Application Centre in Nanjing, we will be closed early at 12:00 on 29 April 2016. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

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    29 March 2016

    The Embassy of Finland in Beijing/Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai is pleased to announce the launch of the Finland Visa Application Center...

    The Embassy of Finland in Beijing/Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai is pleased to announce the launch of the Finland Visa Application Center in Xian/Chongqing/Hangzhou/Guangzhou on 5 April, in Shenyang/Wuhan/Changsha/Chengdu on 8 April, in Shenzhen/Jinan/ Fuzhou on 15 April, in Nanjing/Kunming on 22 April.

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    23 December 2015

    During the Christmas and New Year's Holidays the Finland Visa Application Center Beijing/Shanghai will have the following opening hours:

    Christmas:
     
    December 24-27 - CLOSED

    New Year:

    December 28-31– OPEN

    January 1 – January 3 – CLOSED

    January 6 - CLOSED

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    29 September 2015

    Important Updates for Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre Shanghai during National Day Holiday

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Shanghai Branch) will be closed from 1 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. Normal working hours will be resumed on 6 October 2015.

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    18 September 2015

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre during Middle Autumn Day Holiday

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Beijing & Shanghai Branch) will be closed on 28 September 2015. Normal working hours will be resumed on 29 September 2015.

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    18 September 2015

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre during National Day Holiday

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Beijing Branch) will be closed from 1 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. Normal working hours will be resumed on 6th October 2015.

    Finland Visa Application Centre (Shanghai Branch) will be closed from 1 October 2015 to 4 October 2015. Normal working hours will be resumed on 5 October 2015. (Wrong Information, Already updated)

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    18 September 2015

    All applicants will be requested to submit their biometric data

    As from 12 October 2015, all applicants will be requested to submit their biometric data, including 10 fingerprints and a digital photograph.

    Read more:

    Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) in China on 12 October 2015

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    26 August 2015

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Beijing closed on 2 September 2015 - 3 September 2015

    As the Hailong Oil Building, in which the Finland Visa Application Centre in Beijing is situated, is closed on 2 September 2015 - 3 September (Wed-Thu) 2015, the Visa Application Centre is also closed on these dates.

    Shanghai Finland Visa Application Centre only will be closed on 3 September (Thu) 2015.

    Our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Beijing and Shanghai Finland Visa Application Centres are back to the normal operation on 4 September (Friday) 2015.

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    14 August 2015

    Closure of Finland Visa Application Centre on 3 September 2015.

    Finland Visa Application Centre will be closed on 3 September 2015 (The 70 Anniversary of the Victory of the Anti-Fascist War). Normal working hours will be resumed on 4 September 2015.

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    15 June 2015

    Finland Visa Application Center will be closed on 19 Jun and 22 Jun 2015

    Finland Visa Application Center will be closed on 19 Jun 2015(Midsummer`s Eve) and on 22 Jun 2015(Dragon Boat Festival). Normal working hours will be resumed on 23 Jun 2015.

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    19 May 2015

    Finland Visa Application Centre will be opened on 22 May 2015 in Beijing and Shanghai.