Notice on applications for Hong Kong and Macau SAR Visas via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center
2019/04/24

 

In order to provide better visa application services, as of 1 May 2019, applicants who hold ordinary passports and apply for ordinary visas for Hong Kong/Macau SAR are required to submit their applications at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. The Chinese Embassy in Finland will no longer accept such visa applications.

The detailed arrangements are as follows:

 

1. Contact details for the Chinese Visa Application Service Center

Address: Salomonkatu 17 B, 3krs, Helsinki

Tel: 010 337 5600

Email: helsinkicenter@visaforchina.org

Official website: http://www.visaforchina.org

 

2. Processing time and Payment

Application submission and payment time: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday exc. holidays

Collection Time: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday exc. holidays

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center will charge visa fees on behalf of the Embassy and Consulates. Extra service fees will also be charged. For more information, please visit the official websites of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center or enquire via telephone or email.

Visa may take about 30 days to process without any fast track or express service.

 

3. Additional notes

The Chinese Visa Application Service Center is only responsible for the handling of the application submissions. The Chinese Embassy in Finland is in charge of the process of decision-making and visa issuing.

Diplomatic, service or official passports holders and applicants who are applying for diplomatic, service or courtesy visas for Hong Kong/Macau SAR, as well as the Chinese passport holders who apply for Hong Kong Entry Permits shall submit applications directly to the Chinese Embassy in Finland as before.

Applicants who apply for visas for Hong Kong/Macau SAR, are not required to fill the online application forms, pre-book appointment time slots or have their biometrics information collected.

Applicants can either choose to submit applications via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, or to Hong Kong Immigration Department or Macau Public Security Police Force directly.

For visa-exemption arrangement, please visit the official website of Hong Kong Immigration Department or Macau Public Security Police Force.

If you would like to provide feedbacks or suggestions for the services of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, you are welcome to contact the Consulate Section of the Chinese Embassy in Finland by email to consulate@chinemb.fi .

 

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