News and Notices

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    10 July 2020

    Effective 20 July 2020, the Finland Visa Application Centre in Bangkok, Thailand will be relocated to Chamchuri Square. Click here for more details.

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    18 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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    10 March 2020

    In light of the outbreak of novel coronavirus, body temperature will be checked before applicants enter the Visa Application Centre.

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    18 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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    29 August 2016

    Time for representative including travel agencies

    Every travel agent administration and representative is allowed between 08:00-10:00 and 15:00-16:00 only.

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    09 July 2016

    Passport Collection by representative including travel agencies

    Time for Passport Collection by representative / travel agency is on Mondays - Fridays between 15:00 – 16:00 only.