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.
11 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.
08 May 2019
Visa Application Centre in Istanbul is moving to a new location effective 14 May 2019. Starting Tuesday, 14 May 2019, applicants will be able to submit their visa applications at Hacıahmet Mh. Kurtuluş Deresi Cd. No:27 (Elysium Soul) Beyoğlu-İstanbul
11 April 2019
Visa Application Centre in Ankara is moving to a new location effective 16 April 2019. Starting Tuesday, 16 April 2019, applicants will be able to submit their visa applications at İşçi Blokları Mh. Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu Cd. No:57/A Çankaya/Ankara 06530 – Regnum Sky Tower