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    19 September 2018

    Important Notice:

    Please note due to an emergency maintenance work required to be carried out by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water) Authority in WAFI Mall premise; the Finland Visa Application Centre and the Call Centre in Dubai will have a power supply shutdown on Thursday, 20 September 2018 between 07:15 to 09:15.

    We have taken adequate measures to ensure minimal or no disruption with our operations and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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    09 September 2018

    Important Notice:

    Please be informed The Finland Visa Application Centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be closed on Thursday, 13 September 2018 on the occasion of Islamic New Year. The next working day will be on Sunday, 16 September 2018.

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    18 August 2018

    Important Notice:

    Please be informed The Finland Visa Application Centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be closed from Wednesday, 22 August 2018 to Thursday, 23 August 2018. The next working day will be on Sunday, 26 August 2018.

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    14 June 2018

    Please note that the Visa Application Centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will remain closed on 17 June 2018 (Sunday) on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The next working day will be on Monday, 18 June 2018.

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    28 December 2017

    Important Notice: Introduction of VAT component on service charges at the Visa Application Centre

    The United Arab Emirates has announced the introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) effective Monday, 01 January 2018, at a standard rate of 5%. VAT will be collected on taxable supplies of goods and services in the UAE, wherever applicable.

    In accordance with the new VAT Law, VFS GCC LLC will be required to charge and collect VAT on services provided at the Application Centres and pay it to the Federal Tax Authority. VAT is a consumption tax that end users (applicants) shall pay and VFS GCC LLC will play the role of a collection agent on behalf of the taxation authority.

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    28 December 2017

    Please note that the passport collection timing at the Dubai Visa Application Centre on 31 December 2017(Sunday) is between 09:00 to 15:00 only.

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    30 November 2017

    Important Notice to Visa Applicants – Click here