11 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 March 2020
In view of the situation of novel Corona virus pandemic, all customers and staff are requested to have their body temperature checked and hands’ disinfection at the entrance.
18 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.
26 September 2019
Please note, the Visa Helpline number for Finland will change to (+632) 8528-2515 from 06 October 2019 onwards. Please make a note of this change. Thank you.