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Update: Finland improves visa and residence permit application procedures in Kenya - Embassy of Finland, Nairobi : Current Affairs

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30379
00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. +254-(0)20-3750721-4
E-mail: sanomat.nai@formin.fi
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News, 5/8/2018

Finland will outsource the submission of Schengen visa applications and residence permit applications in Kenya  to visa application centre (VAC) maintained by VFS Global.  VAC  will be opened in Nairobi on 6 June  2018. 

The aim is to simplify the submission of Schengen visa applications and residence permit applications as well as to offer more comprehensive services for applicants. Visa  and residence permit applications  must always be submitted in person. Visa applications will be processed in the Finnish Embassy in Kenya also in future. The Finnish Immigration Service is the decision-making authority in residence permit matters.

Embassy will continue to accept passport applications.

When the VAC  is open, Embassy will accept only certain visa and residence permit applications.

The VAC website: visa.finland.eu

The website of for residence permit services: residencepermits.finland.fi

The Call Centre will be open from 6 June 2018 from Monday to Friday, 08.00-15.00,

Tel. +254-731 077 555

VAC:

VAC will be open from 08.00 to 15.00 (NB! by appointment)

Collection of decisions from 10.00 to 15.00.

Address of VAC:

5th Floor, Parkfield Building, Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Opposite Safaricom House, Westlands,

Nairobi, Kenya

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Updated 6/20/2018


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