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    24 September 2020

    Guidelines on making an appointment for passport collection at the Visa Application Centre

    1. Please create an account by registering your email id in the appointment system. Upon registration, you will receive an activation of account email. Kindly note, that even if you have already had an account it might have been deleted as per the purging policy after not being used for a while. Please make a new registration.
    2. Once your account is activated, please make a registration entry by clicking on “Schedule an appointment”.
    3. Choose Visa Application Centre and purpose of travel “Collection of passport”
    4. Please add your details in the opened screen.

    Important:

    • In the absence of your foreign passport, the internal passport number can be entered.
    • It is not required to schedule and enter details of each family or group member for passport collection. The details of the person visiting the Visa Centre will suffice.
    In case of any questions or queries, please, contact us at finlandvisa.petrozav@vfshelpline.com All emails will be attended to within 48 hours on working days of the Visa Application Centre
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    06 August 2020

    Dear Customers,

    Please be informed that starting from 10th August, 2020 Finland Visa Application Center will be opened for passport collection every Monday from 10 am to 2 pm.

    To collect your passport you need to book an appointment.

    Kindly note that passport collection is possible only by appointment. Submission of application is still suspended.

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    20 March 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.

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    28 February 2020

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in March 2020

    9 March 2020 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    01 February 2020

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in February 2020

    24 February 2020 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    19 December 2019

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in December 2019 and January 2020

    31 December 2019 - Visa Application Centre is open from 09:00 hrs till 14:00 hrs only for passport collection.

    01 January 2020 - 05 January 2020 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

    06 January 2020 – Visa Application Centre will be open from 09:00 hrs till 14:00 hrs

    07 January 2020 – 08 January 2020 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    15 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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    24 October 2019

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in November 2019

    04 November 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    20 August 2019

    Changes in the package of documents for visa application submission effective 01 September 2019

    Dear Applicants! Kindly note that effective 01 September 2019 the package of supporting documents for a visa application will be changed. For more information, please click here
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    07 June 2019

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in June 2019

    12 June 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    15 April 2019

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in May 2019

    01 – 03 May 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

    09 – 10 May 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    30 March 2019

    Entering passport number effective 01 April 2019

    Dear Applicants! Please be informed that effective 01 April 2019 – the passport number should be entered in Visa Application Forms using only numbers or letters. No blank spaces or symbols are allowed. The length of the passport number must be maximum nine (9) digits.

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    01 March 2019

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in March 2019

    08 March 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    12 January 2019

    New additional services available from 14 of January 2019. For your convenience, we are pleased to offer you our new additional service: Get It Right Service to check your package of documents online before coming to the Visa Application Centre. This service costs 15 euro per application and includes Pre-check of Visa Application form, passport and supporting documents

    - Faster service at the Visa Centre

    To request this service, please, contact us at getitrightpetrozav@vfsglobal.com

    In your request please specify the amount of applications to be checked and your mobile phone number. By sending your request you are agreeing to the offer terms and giving your consent for personal data processing

    The service fee charge from 01 January 2019

    Dear Applicants, please note, that from 01 January 2019 the service fee will be revised to 27,20 euros.

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    29 November 2018

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule in December 2018 and January 2019

    29 December 2018- Visa Application Centre is open from 09:00 till 14:00 only for passport collection.

    30 December 2018 – 2 January 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

    3 January 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be open from 09:00 till 16:00

    4 January– 8 January 2019 – Visa Application Centre will be closed

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    19 October 2018

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Petrozavodsk schedule during November Holidays 2018.

    05 November 2018 – Finland Visa Application Centre is closed

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    25 April 2018

    Dear Applicants!

    Please note that Medical Insurance is a mandatory document. We request that you purchase insurance from the Visa Application Centre or from an authorized agency. We are unable to guarantee the authenticity of policy purchased from any other sources