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Additional Services

  • Status Tracking Through SMS

    The Finland Visa Application Centre in South Africa 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 hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing endeavor to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hi-tech 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 life-cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English 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 0 Euro (VAT inclusive), during the time of submission of the visa application form.

    How to book:

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

  • Premium Lounge Service
    35 Euro

    VIP premium lounge service (Inclusive of SMS and Courier at no additional cost)

    The VFS Global premium service lounge is now available at the visa application centre.

    The Premium Lounge includes:

    • Separate lounge with personalised service by dedicated staff
    • Refreshments
    • Faster submission of applications
    • Courier return of passport
    • SMS alert on the status of your application
    • Photocopying service for your documents

    Fees:

    Premium lounge service fee: 35 Euro inclusive of VAT for each visa applicant in addition to the cost of the visa application.

    How to book:

    VIP appointment slots are available between 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00 Monday to Friday. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your desired appointment date.

  • Get it right Service
    15 Euro

    Have your completed application checked by VFS staff before it is sent to the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria for processing.

    Customers who have completed and printed their application form can pay an additional fee to have the form checked by VFS staff before it is sent to Embassy of Finland in Pretoria for processing. Staff are unable to provide advice on what to put on the form. However, as part of the service they will check that all the questions have been answered, and that required mandatory documents have been submitted.

    Using the ‘get it right’ service does not imply or guarantee that applications will be successful.

    Fees:

    Get It Right Service is 15 Euro inclusive of VAT for each visa applicant in addition to the cost of the visa application. A pre-payment will be required to avail this service and Visa Application Staff will advise accordingly.

    All payments to be made to the below:

    Banking details for all applicants applying at the FINLAND VISA APPLICATION CENTRE in Cape Town / Pretoria /Durban
    FINLAND VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BANKING DETAILS
    Name of beneficiary: VFS Visa Processing (SA) Pty Ltd
    Bank: Nedbank
    Account Number: 1138055859
    Branch Code: 198765
    Reference: Passport Number of the applicant to be used

    How to book:

    1. Applicant contacts a dedicated email ID requesting for this service.

      Pretoria: getitrightpta@vfsglobal.com

      Cape Town: getitrightcpt@vfsglobal.com

      Durban: getitrightdbn@vfsglobal.com

      Thereafter the applicant will be required to make a pre-payment of the Get It Right Service fee of 15 Euro. VFS staff will check the completeness of the application form as well as the documentation in line with the checklist. Once all has been confirmed to be in order, an appointment will be scheduled accordingly.

  • Courier Service
    12 Euro

    Courier Service (within South Africa)

    In case you would like your processed documents couriered to your specified address, you can request this facility at the time of submitting your application. Our agents in the centre will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned through Fedex Express courier service.

    Fees:

    You can opt. for this service for 12 Euro payable at the Visa application center

    How to book:

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

  • Prime Time Service
    35 Euro

    Saturday Appointments

    The prime time service is available from 08:30 to 13:30. This service allows applicants, who pay an additional fee, to lodge their applications beyond the normal processing hours (Saturdays as per availability on the online appointment scheduling 08:30 to 13:30).

    Fees:

    The prime time service fee is 35 Euro per application.

    How to book:

    Please select the Prime Time option when scheduling an appointment online.

    Important Note: Your visa application will be processed and decided by Finland Embassy in Pretoria. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by Finland Embassy in Pretoria and VFS Global have no influence over that process. Using the Prime Time service does not guarantee the approval of your visa application or affect the time taken for processing, and the amount paid for the prime time service is not refundable even if visa applications are rejected or take longer than expected.

  • Photo Booth Facility
    5 Euro

    Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the visa application centre. This will ensure that the photographs meet Finland Embassy in Pretoria’s specifications.

    Fees:

    This service can be bought for an extra fee of 5 Euro for 6 passport size photographs.

    How to book:

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

  • Photocopy Service
    0.2 Euro

    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 0.2 Euro per copy

    How to book:

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

  • Printing Facility
    0.5 Euro

    You can get the print out of your online application form at the visa application centre.

    Fees:

    You can opt. for this service for 0.5 Euro per page

    How to book:

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

  • Urgent Courier Service
    25 Euro

    Durban and Cape Town locations will transmit applications every Monday and Thursday to the Finland Embassy in Pretoria. For your convenience, you may opt to have your application couriered outside of these defined days at a minimal cost. The urgent courier service will only be available every Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Fees:

    You can opt for this service for 25 Euro.

    How to book:

    This service is only applicable to Durban and Cape Town locations and can be booked at the respective Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

  • On Demand Mobile Visa

    The On Demand Mobile Visa, offers Finland visa applicants across three locations in South Africa ( Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban) the added convenience and ease of submitting their visa applications and enrolling their biometrics, from a location more convenient to them.

    Schedule an appointment and we will collect your visa application form, documents and biometric data at the place of your choice. Once the application is processed, we will return your passport via courier.

    Fees:

    Number of Applicants Euro Per Applicant
    01 to 05 300
    06 to 10 400
    11 to 30 600
    30 to 100 150

    How to book:

    Step 1: Book Appointment: Call us on +27 (0) 12 425 3010 to book an appointment

    Step 2: Payment & 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, enrol your biometrics and deliver your applications directly to the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria

    • Terms and conditions apply.

      Please note: The option of using Mobile Biometrics Service does NOT exempt the Embassy’s right to ask the applicants to come for an interview in person should the Embassy find it necessary.

      All applications collected using the Mobile Biometrics Service will be delivered to The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria. The adjudication of the applications will solely be facilitated by The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria.