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    26 July 2021

    Effective 26th July 2021, customers can submit visa applications with a prior appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centres in the Republic of Ireland for below visa categories:

    • Family member of a Finnish national and third country national living permanently in Finland (according to following definition of who is a family member)
    • Family members are spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law and grandparents, and family members (spouse or minor children) of those listed above.
    • Pressing family matter: birth of one’s own child, a serious illness of a close relative, one’s own wedding, dating relationship, or other pressing personal reason
    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    • Frontier workers;
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    • Passengers in transit in the international transit areas of airports between connecting extra-Schengen flights;
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    • Persons who own property in Finland and family members (spouse and minor children) of them.
    • Persons picking of natural products based on the invitation from a company that is committed to a letter of intent
    • Parents and grandparents travelling to Finland to meet their underage children
    • Persons travelling for serious medical reasons
    • Special business groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life) for work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security, the implementation of which requires the work performance of a person or persons coming from another country and the work cannot be delayed
    • Seasonal workers
    • Submission of applications for any other visa categories is still suspended in case applicant is not fully-vaccinated with any of listed vaccinations: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic/which-vaccines-are-accepted-at-the-points-of-entry-into-the-country-
    • A Schengen visa does not guarantee entry to Finland. There are only limited reasons of travel that permit entering Finland and rules are subject to change.
    • Find more information here: www.raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic
    • Information regarding quarantine and COVID-testing on arrival to Finland:
    • https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic

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    21 June 2021

    Effective 21st June 2021, customers can submit visa applications with a prior appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centres in the Republic of Ireland for below visa categories:

    • Family member of a Finnish national and third country national living permanently in Finland (according to following definition of who is a family member)

      • Family members are spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law and grandparents, and family members (spouse or minor children) of those listed above.
    • Pressing family matter: birth of one’s own child, a serious illness of a close relative, one’s own wedding, dating relationship, or other pressing personal reason
    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    • Frontier workers;
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    • Passengers in transit in the international transit areas of airports between connecting extra-Schengen flights;
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    • Persons who own property in Finland and family members (spouse and minor children) of them.
    • Persons picking of natural products based on the invitation from a company that is committed to a letter of intent
    • Parents and grandparents travelling to Finland to meet their underage children
    • Persons travelling for serious medical reasons
    • Special business groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life) for work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security, the implementation of which requires the work performance of a person or persons coming from another country and the work cannot be delayed
    • Seasonal workers
    • Submission of applications for any other visa categories is still suspended.

      A Schengen visa does not guarantee entry to Finland. There are only limited reasons of travel that permit entering Finland and rules are subject to change.

      Find more information here: www.raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

      Information regarding quarantine and COVID-testing on arrival to Finland: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic

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    16 June 2021

    Effective 7th June 2021, customers can submit visa applications with a prior appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centres in the Ireland for below visa categories:

    • Family member of a Finnish national and third country national living permanently in Finland (according to following definition of who is a family member)

      • Family members are spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law and grandparents, and family members (spouse or minor children) of those listed above.
    • Pressing family matter: birth of one’s own child, a serious illness of a close relative, one’s own wedding, dating relationship, or other pressing personal reason
    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    • Frontier workers;
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    • Passengers in transit in the international transit areas of airports between connecting extra-Schengen flights;
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
    • Persons who own property in Finland and who have a valid (urgent and necessary) reason to attend the property in person
    • Parents and grandparents travelling to Finland to meet their underage children
    • Persons travelling for serious medical reasons
    • Special business groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life) for work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security, the implementation of which requires the work performance of a person or persons coming from another country and the work cannot be delayed
    • Seasonal workers
    • Submission of applications for any other visa categories is still suspended.

      A Schengen visa does not guarantee entry to Finland. There are only limited reasons of travel that permit entering Finland and rules are subject to change.

      Find more information here: www.raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic