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Status Tracking Through SMS

Description :-

The Finland Visa Application Centre in the US provides a visa application status tracking through SMS for your convenience at nominal cost.

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of highend services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing improvement effort to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hightech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips.

Easy to use, this revolutionary SMS service once purchased will launch an automated confirmation feedback message to the applicant’s mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English/Bahasa Indonesia and assures an applicant of his/her equanimity, with convenience at their finger tip. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email ID informing them of the status of their Visa Application at various stages as a complimentary service with SMS.

Fees:

Explore the goodness of this valuable service, which can be purchased for $2 (VAT inclusive), during the time of submission of the visa application form.

How to book:

If you wish to use this service please paythe SMS fee while making visa fee payment at the counter of the Visa Application Centre.

Courier service

Description:

In case you would like your documents couriered to your specified address after the process has been finished you can request this service at the time of submitting your application. Our agents in the Visa Application Centre will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned through UPS Next Day Air courier service.

Fees:

Applicants submitting their application in Visa Application Centre in Chicago, Washington DC or Houston

If you submit your application in Chicago, Washington DC or Houston, your application will be dispatched every Wednesday to the Consulate General of Finland in New York without you having to pay any additional courier fee.

However If you need your application to be dispatched on the same day of submission (excluding Wednesday), you will be required to pay an additional courier fee of USD 30.

After the Consulate General of Finland in New York has processed the application your passport will be returned back to the VFS location the following Wednesday. If you need the Consulate to dispatch it on the same day of processing (excluding Wednesday) , you will be required to pay an additional fee for the courier of USD 30.

Hence if choosing same day courier service both ways, the additional fees are USD.

Applicants submitting their application in Visa Application Centre in San Francisco

If you submit your application in San Francisco, your application will be dispatched every Wednesday to the Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles without having to pay any additional courier fee. If you need your application to be dispatched on the same day of submission (excluding Wednesday), you will be required to pay an additional courier fee of USD 30.

After the Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles has processed the application your passport will be returned to the VFS location the following Wednesday. If you need the Consulate to dispatch it on the same day of processing (excluding Wednesday) ,you will be required to pay an additional fee for the courier of USD 30.

Hence if choosing same day courier service both ways, the additional fees are USD 60.

How to book:

This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

Passport Photo service

Description:

Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the Visa Application Centre. This will ensure that the photographs meet specifications of Finland.

Fees:

This service can be bought for an extra fee of $12 for 2 passport size photographs.

How to book:

This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

Photocopying of documents

Description:

You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation. VFS Global can take copies for you at the Visa Application Centre.

Fees:

You can opt. for this service for $1 per color copy.

How to book:

Please reach out to submission desk officers to request this service.

Urgent Courier Service

Description:

Applications will be dispatched every Wednesday to the Consulate Generals of Finland in New York and Los Angeles. For your convenience, you may opt to have your application couriered outside of this defined time at a minimal cost.

Fees:

You can opt for this service for $30  in addition to the standard courier fees.

How to book:

This service can be booked at the respective Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.