Finland will outsource the submission of Schengen visa applications in Ireland
Finland will outsource the submission of Schengen visa applications in Ireland. Finland Visa Application Centre maintained by VFS Global will be opened in Dublin in 6.5.2021. New Visa Application Centre will be opened to accept more applications in future when travelling is not restricted anymore and give more extent services to applicants. The applicant must submit the application in person and in good time because the processing of the application is 15 calendar days. An appointment at the Visa Application Centre must be booked beforehand.
Visa Application Centre will accept only same limited categories that are accepted in Embassy. Accepted categories include family members of Finnish citizens and other essential work applicants eg. work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security.
Even after the Visa Application Centre has opened, the Embassy of Finland will process the applications and make all the visa decisions. The Embassy will continue handling all notary matters, residence permit and passport applications.
The appointments already scheduled to the Embassy will remain as agreed.
Appointment booking is available via website or Call centre after 3.5.2021.
Website address is visa.finland.eu/Ireland. Call centren phonenumber is 1550719770 and mail address [email protected].