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    24 March 2020

    In view of the current situation on Corona virus, the Maharashtra government has announced that from this midnight, all workplaces will remain closed till 31 March 2020. This is applicable in Mumbai, MMR Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur.

    This is to inform you that Visa Application Centre for Finland in Mumbai will remain closed until 31 March 2020

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    21 March 2020

    Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting and processing visa and residence permit applications globally.

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    17 March 2020

    Please note that Prime Time Services (Submission and Collection) on Saturdays will remain discontinued PAN India from 14 March 2020 till further notice. For more details please contact our customer service team on finlandvisain@vfshelpline.com or 022-67866026.

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    07 February 2020

    Prime Time Closure- Saturday 08 February 2020.

    Prime time application submission and Passport collection in Delhi VAC will be closed on Saturday 08 February 2020. There will be no Application Submission and Passport collection on 08 February 2020

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    31 January 2020

    Prime Time Closure- Saturday 01 February 2020.

    Prime time application submission and Passport collection for Finland India will be closed on Saturday 01 February 2020. There will be no Application Submission and Passport collection on 01 February 2020
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    09 January 2020

    Prime Time Closure Delhi VAC- Saturday 11 January 2020.

    Prime time services in New Delhi will be closed on Saturday 11 January 2020. There will be no Application Submission and Passport collection on 11 January 2020.

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    21 November 2019

    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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    09 March 2018

    With effect 12 March 2018, the Collection of Passports for VFS Finland Visa Application Centre, Mumbai will take place from the Ground Floor of Urmi Axis Building, Mahalaxmi.

    Submission of Visa Applications will remain on the 2nd floor of Urmi Axis Building, Mahalaxmi. For the full address refer to the link here.

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    28 February 2018

    Holiday Notice from Finland Visa Application Centre, Kolkata

    Finland Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on Thursday, 01 March 2018 on account of Dolyatra and will be operational on Friday, 02 March 2018.

    For assistance, please call at Finland Visa Helpline Number or write to Finland Visa Helpline Email ID.

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    26 September 2017

    Holiday Notice from Finland Visa Application Centre, Kolkata

    Finland Visa Application Center in Kolkata will remain closed on Friday, 29 September 2017 on account of ‘Durga Puja’ and will resume on Tuesday, 03 October 2017.

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    25 January 2017

    In lieu of Republic Day,Visa Application Center New Delhi will be open till 14:00 on 25 January 2017.

     

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    13 December 2016

    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of November 8, 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000.

     

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    06 December 2016

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Finland Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

     

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    12 May 2016

    Chennai Finland Visa Application Centre Closed on 16 May 2016 for elections

    Please note that Finland Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed on 16 May 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

     

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    15 January 2016

    Visa Application Submission till 12:00 on 25 January 2016

    General public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2016 due to security reason, hence Visa Application Center of Finland in New Delhi will be operational till 12:00 on that day.