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    15 April 2021

    Re-start operations to accept Residence Permit Applications to Finland in Canada effective April 19, 2021

    Family members of Finnish citizens (applying with electronic application) are allowed to visit any Finland Application Centres:

    Starting 19.04.2021, applicants who are family members of Finnish citizens and applying for a residence permit to Finland (application codes OLE_PH2, OLE_PH3 and OLE_PH4) can visit any Finland Application Centres in Canada to submit their biometric data. The applicant must be able to prove his/her relationship to the Finnish citizen by presenting a marriage certificate, certificate of registered partnership or a birth certificate. An electronic application must be filled in using Enter Finland prior to scheduling an appointment at an Application Centre.

    Paper applications can only be submitted at the Embassy of Finland in Ottawa.

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    11 July 2020

    Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting visa and residence permit applications at the VFS application centres globally.