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News, 11/23/2018 | Embassy of Finland, Kuala Lumpur

Finland improves availability of entry permit services in the Philippines

The process of applying a residence permit to Finland is changing. Finland is outsourcing the acceptance of residence permit applications in the Philippines to the Application Centre maintained by VFS Global. The Application Centre opens in Manila 4.12.2018. After outsourcing, the Consular Office of Finland in Manila will accept residence permit applications on a limited basis.

Previously, residence permits to Finland have been applied via the Embassy of Finland in Kuala Lumpur. You can make an appointment for a residence permit application there also in the future.

The purpose of outsourcing is to facilitate the submission of residence permit applications and to offer more comprehensive services to customers. You can complete your application form and pay the fee in the Enter Finland portal electronically. To submit an application, please make an appointment to the AC in advance. Residence permit applications must always be filed in person.

The Finnish Immigration Service will process all residence permit applications as before.

A website and a new call centre for residence permit applicants will be launched 27.11.2018.

Residence permit services website:


Call centre + 63 2 528 2515 Monday to Friday 07:00 – 16.00

Application Centre:

Application submission at 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:00 Tuesdays and Wednesdays (only with appointment)

Passback at 14:00 – 15:00 Monday to Friday

Application centre address: 

VFS Global Finland Application Centre

Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg.,

Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City

1231 Philippines

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Updated 11/27/2018

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