Finland improves visa and residence permit application procedures in Nigeria
Finland will outsource the submission of Schengen visa applications and residence permit applications in Nigeria to application centre (AC) maintained by VFS Global. AC will be opened in Abuja on 5th March 2019.
The purpose of outsourcing is to streamline 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 Nigeria 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 AC is open, Embassy will accept only certain visa and residence permit applications.
The new websites will be opened on 1 March 2019.
The AC website: visa.finland.eu
The website of for residence permit services: residencepermits.finland.fi
The Call Centre will be open from 1 March 2019 from Monday to Friday, 08.00-15.00.
Application centre will be open from 08.00 to 15.00 (NB! by appointment)
Collection of decisions from 8.00 to 15.00.
Address of AC:
Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot No 1083, Mohammadu Buhari Way,Central Business District, Abuja FCT