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    13 August 2019

    Important information notice from Schengen Member States

    According to Article 12 (a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009, commonly known as “Visa Code”, the validity of a travel document shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States. According to an official notification from the Kenyan authorities issued to all diplomatic missions, all Kenyan passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 01 March 2020. The Schengen Member States therefore wish to inform the Kenyan public that from 01 December 2019 ONLY the new East African Community biometric e-Passport can be accepted for Schengen visa applications.

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    28 June 2019

    VFS books manually appointments for July for customers applying for a residence permit for studies, to submit applications. In order to book an appointment please contact +254 205147 909 or by email info.finlandkenya@vfshelpline.com

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    19 December 2018

    We wish to inform you that from Monday 24 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 has been declared a Public Holiday to mark preparations for Christmas and New Year and therefore the Finland Application Center will be closed. Therefore the last day of submitting applications for Resident Permit is Tuesday 18 December 2018.

    The Center will resume normal operations on Wednesday 02 Jan 2019.

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    20 August 2018

    We wish to inform you that Tuesday 21 August 2018 has been declared a Public Holiday to mark preparations for Idd-Ul-Azha and therefore the Finland Application Center will be closed.

    The Application Center will reopen on Wednesday 22 August 2018.

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    15 June 2018

    We wish to inform you that Friday 15 June 2018 has been declared a Public Holiday to mark preparations for Idd-Ul-Fitr and therefore the Finland Application Center will be closed.

    The Center will resume normal operations on Monday 18 June 2018.