VISA APPLICATION CENTRE OPENS IN HANOI AND IN HO CHI MINH TO EASE APPLYING FOR A SCHENGEN VISA
Finland is outsourcing the submission of Schengen visa applications in Vietnam starting on 5 May 2017. Finland Visa Application Centre maintained by VFS Global will be opened in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh in May. The new Visa Application Centre will make it easier to apply for a Schengen visa. An appointment at the Visa Application Centre can be booked beforehand and the application can be completed electronically. The applicant must always submit the application in person and must give his or her biometrics.
Even after the Visa Application Centres have opened, the Embassy processes the applications and makes all the visa decisions. The Embassy also handles all Residence Permit and passport applications.
The Embassy will accept applications by appointment only. These appointments are also booked by the Visa Application Centre.
A new website (http://visa.finland.eu) for visa applicants will be launched on 3 may 2017.
To submit a visa application, the applicant may book an appointment on the website: visa.finland.eu
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling to Call centre +84 83521 2002
Call centre starts working on 3 May and operates in English and Vietnamese.
Addresses of visa application centres:
Gelex Building, 3rd Floor
52 Le Dai Hanh, Le Dai Hanh Ward
Hai Ba Trung District
Ha Noi City, 10000 Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City:
Resco building 4th Floor
94-96, Nguyen Du Street
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Ho chi Minh City, 70000 Vietnam