Finland is outsourcing the reception of residence permit applications in the United Arab Emirates

Finland is outsourcing the reception of residence permit applications in Abu Dhabi to VFS Global. Finland Application Centre maintained by VFS Global will be opened on the 12th December 2022 first to those who have already submitted their applications before. Application centre is located in address Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre, Khalifa Bin Zayed, The 1st Street (Airport Road), Abu Dhabi

All applicants must visit the Application centre personally to be identified and to give biometric identifier information. Residence permit applicants are served by appointment only.

Applications should be submitted electronically on https://migri.fi/enter-finland(layout.types.url.description), but also paper applications are accepted at the Application centre. The Finnish Immigration Service continues to process all residence permit applications.

The Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi attends the appointment that are already booked until 8th December 2022. No action is required from the applicants for this purpose. VFS Global will contact all the applicants who have already submitted their applications on Enter Finland.

Additional service fee of 79 euro will be charged at the application Centre together with the residence permit fee. The fee amount in dirham is calculated based on the currency exchange rate of the month.

The website and call center of VFS Global for resident permit applicants will be launched on the 28th of November 2022.

All the appointment booking related enquiries should be directed to VFS Global. Please, visit the VFS Global website for more information https://services.vfsglobal.com/are/en/frp/(layout.types.url.description)