Finland is outsourcing the submission of Schengen visa applications and residence permit applications in Ethiopia. Finland Application Centre maintained by VFS Global will be opened in Addis Ababa end of November 2018.
An appointment at the Application Centre must be booked beforehand and applications can be completed electronically. The application must always be submitted in person together with the biometrics submission.
Even after the Application Centre has opened, the Embassy of Finland in Addis Ababa will process the visa applications. The Finnish Immigration Service will process all residence permit applications.
The Embassy will continue accepting visa and residence permit applications, but with limited amount of appointment slots available. The confirmed appointments will remain as agreed.
A new website as well as the call centre contact details for visa and residence permit applicants will be launched at the end of November 2018.