After you have submitted a visa application at the Visa Centre of Finland in South Africa you can check your application status by entering your receipt number and date of birth.
The Embassy of Finland will return processed passports to the Visa Application Centre. The applicants can collect the documents from the Visa Application Centre or subscribe for a Courier Service at the time of submitting visa application.
Collecting passports from the Visa Application Centre:
10:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 16:00
(From Monday to Friday, except declared holidays)
Applicants can collect their passports from the Visa Application Centre within 30 days beginning from the date when the Visa Application Centre has received the passports from the Embassy. After 30 days the passports will be returned to the Embassy of Finland and can be collected from there within one month
Documents required for collection of passports:
If you assign somebody to collect your passport:
* In case you have lost the original receipt, you need to provide a notification document from police station instead of the original receipt.