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Additional Services

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 60.

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 USD12 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 USD1 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.

Please notice that a processing time of visa application at the Consulate is approximately 15 calendar days and applications are processed in order of arrival.

Fees:

You can opt for this service for USD30 in addition to the standard courier fees.

How to book:

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

On-Demand Mobile Visa

VFS Global now offers you a service that brings the Visa Application Centre to your doorstep! Finland Visa applicants can now apply for a visa from a location of their choice, such as a home, office, or school campus. This service is ideal for large groups as the entire group can enroll biometrics and submit their visa applications on the same date and from a location that is convenient for the group. Further, VFS staff will ensure all applications are complete and ready for processing at the consulate. For more information, please inquire via email at OnDemandUSA@vfsglobal.com

How to apply for this service?

Please click here for details on how to apply for this service, as well as the pricing for the service based on the number of applicants and your location within the Continental USA.