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Mobile Biometric Service

The Mobile Biometric Service (MBS), offers Finland visa applicants across United Arab Emirates (UAE), the added convenience and ease of submitting their visa applications and enrolling their biometrics, from a location more convenient to them.

Key features and benefits:

  • A team of professionally trained VFS Global staff will visit applicants on the appointed date and time at the agreed location of choice to collect their applications and enroll their biometrics
  • Service available to individual or group of visa applicants at locations across the UAE
  • Ideal for corporates groups, travel groups, royal entourages, university students/faculty and film-crew as the entire group can submit their applications and enroll their biometrics on the same day and time at a location convenient to them
  • Easy appointment booking and query resolution through a dedicated phone line and email ID
  • Inclusive of courier-return of processed documents and passports to the address of the applicant’s choice
  • Inclusive of regular SMS notification on the status of the application

How to apply using the Mobile Biometrics Service:

Step 1: Book Appointment: Call us on 00971 56 4222346 or write to us at to book an appointment

Step 2: Payment and Confirmation: Our team will cross-check the pre-requisites, confirm on the most convenient location, applicable fees and accordingly confirm your appointment

Step 3: We will come to you: Our team of professionals will visit the location on the appointed date and time to collect your applications, enroll your biometrics and deliver your applications directly to the Embassy of Finland.

To book an appointment of for any queries:

Call: 00971 56 4222346 | Email:

MBS service hours: 09:00 – 15:00 (Sunday to Thursday)

Please Note: All applications collected using the Mobile Biometrics Service will be delivered to Finnish Embassy. The adjudication of the applications will solely be facilitated by Finnish Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Service fee for usage of service per applicant up to 4 applicants AED 955
Service fee for each applicant in a group of 05 to 20 applicants AED 600
Service fee for each applicant in a group of more than 21 applicants. AED 450

Premium Lounge service –

Apply for your visa within the comfort of our Premium Lounge.

The Premium Lounge service is available for those customers who would like to experience a dedicated service with personalised attention.

This service provides the following amenities:

  • A dedicated premium service lounge
  • Well-appointed ambience
  • Refreshments
  • Photocopying service for your documents*
  • Quicker submission of your application at the Visa Application Centre
  • SMS alert on the status of your application*
  • Return delivery of your passport via courier* (if requested)

*You do not need to pay the additional photocopying, SMS and courier fee if availing the Premium Lounge service.

Important note: Your visa will be processed and its status decided upon by the Embassy of Finland in UAE. Using the Premium Lounge service does not mean that your visa will be processed faster than the usual turn-around period.

Prime Time Service

The Prime time service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours.

Prime time service allows applicants to submit their application with a prior online appointment at the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Visa Application Centres, outside of normal business hours, at an additional cost per application, along with the visa and service fees.

Prime time service is available as per the table below:


Sunday – Thursday

08:00 - 09:00 
15:00 – 16:00

The fee is non-refundable.

Important: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants availing the prime time service will have a faster turn-around time or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the Embassy/Consulate.

Please Note: The Premium Lounge service is not available in conjunction with the Prime Time service.

Courier service:

As part of the Courier service, the Visa Application Centre will courier your application, documents and passport back to you, if you opt for this service. You can purchase the service at the application centre. Please enquire about this service when you submit your visa application.

SMS Alerts service:

SMS updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased, you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone provided while submitting your application, alerting you about the current stage of your application, within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Arabic or English) and keeps you updated about the status of your visa application. At the end of the process, you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to the registered email address provided in your application form, informing you that the decision on your application has been made and your passport can be collected from the application centre. However, the outcome of this decision will not be conveyed through these alerts.

Photo Capture service:

Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the application centre. This will ensure that the photograph meets the specifications.

Photocopy service:

You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation and can get this done at the application centre itself for a minimal fee.

Premium Lounge service AED 305 per application
Prime Time service AED 195 per application
Courier service AED  44 per application
SMS Alerts service AED 09 per application
Photo Capture service AED 35 (04 photographs)
Photocopying service AED 2 (per page)