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News, 11/22/2018

Finland improves availability of residence permit services in Canada

Press release 22.11.2018

Finland will outsource the collection of biometric data required for study- or work-based residence permit applications in Canada to Application Centres (AC) maintained by VFS Global.  ACs will be opened in Ottawa and Toronto 22nd November and in Vancouver 29th November 2018. In addition to these, a “once-in-a-month” application center will be launched in Montreal on December 3rd 2018.

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The aim is to simplify the submission of work and study-related residence permit applications as well as to offer more comprehensive services for applicants. Application form and payment have to be completed electronically in Enter Finland portal. Biometric data for residence permit applications has to be submitted in person always, and an appointment is mandatory.

The Finnish Immigration Service is the decision-making authority in residence permit matters. The Embassy continues to accept other than work and study-related residence permit applications.

Appointments for the submission of residence permit applications scheduled at the embassy will be handled as agreed. When the ACs are open, the embassy will accept only certain residence permit applications.

More information at residencepermits.finland.fi

A call centre for residence permit applicants will be launched 19th November 2018.

Call Centre: 1-647-694-1724
Email : info.finlandcanada@vfshelpline.com

Ottawa Application Centre
2211 Riverside Dr. Unit 403, K1H7X5, Ottawa
Work week: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Submission hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pass back hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Toronto Application Centre
Unit 402, 208 Bloor street west , M5S3B4
Work week: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Submission hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pass back hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Vancouver Application Centre
440 - 580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3B6
Work week: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Submission hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pass back hours: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Montreal Application Centre
1010 Sherbrooke Ouest Suite 820, Montreal QC, H3A 2R7
Submission hours: Monday December 3rd  11:30 AM – 3:30 PM (attn! thereafter every first Wednesday of the month between 11:30AM-3:30PM)
Pass back hours: in Ottawa (see Ottawa Application Centre hours)

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