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Visa Application Centres ease applying for a Schengen Visa to Finland in United Arab Emirates - Embassy of Finland, Abu Dhabi : Current Information

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Abu Dhabi

P.O.Box 3634
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971-2-632 8927
E-mail: consulate.abo@formin.fi
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Visa Application Centres ease applying for a Schengen Visa to Finland in United Arab Emirates

Finland is outsourcing the submission of visa applications in United Arab Emirates. Finland Visa Application Centres maintained by VFS Global will be opened in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on 16 November 2017. The new Visa Application Centres will make it easier to apply for a Schengen visa to Finland.

An appointment for the Visa Application Centres can be booked in advance, the application can be filled online, and the applicant can request that the passport will be returned to the desired address in United Arab Emirates by courier. The appointment booking at the Visa Application Centre is not mandatory and the Centres also serves walk-in customers.

The applicant must always submit the application in person and must give his or her biometrics. Applications can be submitted from Sunday to Thursday 9.00 - 15.00. The Visa Application Centres charges a service fee for each application.

Even after the Visa Application Centres are operational, the Embassy of Finland processes the applications and makes all the visa decisions.

To submit a visa application, the applicant may book an appointment on the website http://visa.finland.eu, by email info.FinlandUAE@vfshelpline.com  or  calling the Call Centre +971 4 205 5907. The Call Centre operates in English and in Arabic (Sunday-Thursday 9.00 – 15.00). The website, Call Centre and E-mail services for Visa Application Centre will be launched  09.11.2017.

The Embassy will accept applications by appointment only. These appointments can also be booked on the same website or Call Centre.

VFS Global Visa Application Centres in United Arab Emirates:

Abu Dhabi: Level 25, Shining Tower, Bin Mohammed Street, 26th street, Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Working hours: 9.00 – 17.00

Submission: 9.00 – 15.00

Pass back time: 15.00 – 17.00

Dubai: Wafi Mall, Level 2, Falcon Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, UAE

Working hours: 9.00 – 17.00

Submission: 9.00 – 15.00

Pass back time: 09.00 – 17.00

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Updated 11/15/2017


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