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Additional Services

  • SMS Service
    20 ZAR

    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 20 ZAR (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
    500 ZAR

    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: 500 ZAR 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.

  • Courier Service
    180 ZAR

    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 DHL or Fox Express courier service.

    Fees:

    You can opt. for this service for 180 ZAR 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
    500 ZAR

    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 500 ZAR 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
    75 ZAR

    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 75 ZAR for 6 passport size photographs.

    How to book:

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

  • Photocopy Service
    3 ZAR

    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 3 ZAR per copy

    How to book:

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

  • Printing Facility
    7 ZAR

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

    Fees:

    You can opt. for this service for 7 ZAR per page

    How to book:

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

  • Urgent Courier Service
    375 ZAR

    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 375 ZAR.

    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.