Identification of student applicants will be temporarily prioritized from 1st July onwards at VFS New Delhi

In order to facilitate swift identification process and to make sure all student applicants are able to begin their studies in Finland on time, identification of student applicants will be prioritized from 1st of July onwards.

While student applicants are at the moment the primary focus, more resources have been allocated for processing both student applications and applications based on family ties, and additional appointments for both categories will be released in July and August 2024.


Key points of the new temporary policy

  1. The main applicant (student) should book the identification appointment at VFS before the accompanying family members.


  1. From 1st of July onwards, family members accompanying student applicants are not identified together with the student applicants, unless the family members have booked their appointment under the family ties category and the booking is for the same date and time with the main applicant.


  1. It may not be possible for the accompanying family members to have the identification appointment together with the main applicant.


  1. Family members of waitlisted student applicants should make sure they have booked the identification appointment under the family ties category.
  • If the appointment is booked under student category, cancel your booking and book new appointment in family ties category to enter the waitlist again. Your service fees for previous appointment will be refunded once you submit your application in VFS application centre.

This new policy is in force until further notice and the purpose of these changes is to ensure that the student applications will be processed on time to begin studies in Finland as planned. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this.