10 July 2020
Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting visa and residence permit applications at the VFS application centres globally.
16 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.
25 October 2019
The Embassy of Finland and VFS Global Visa Application Centre would like to inform the visa applicants travelling to Finland that they are now able to make an appointment to submit their visa application by calling the following telephone numbers +38338412712
Kindly also note that starting the 04 November 2019 only the applicants with an appointment will be accepted at the Visa Application Centre. The applicants are required to schedule an appointment before they visit the Visa Application Centre.
Kindly note that one appointment slot is valid for one applicant only. In case you arrive in a group, kindly book the required number of appointments corresponding to the number of applicants.
You are also recommended to make an appointment in good time prior to your journey, as there is a limitation of 12 applications per day