20 March 2020
Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting and processing residence permit applications globally
18 May 2019
Embassy of Finland is busy due to high application volumes. Appointment slots are available 6 weeks ahead and new slots are released on Fridays every week.
VFS Global may not release more slots than the Embassy is actually able to process.
The released slots are taken very fast upon releasing in the system due to a great number of residence permit applications.
We are working hard in trying to improve the situation.
The situation is very regrettable and we do apologize for the inconvenience caused.