Visa Application Process

To get a short term Finnish Schengen visa (with up to 90 days residence during the period of 180 days) you can:

Option 1 Option 2
Submit your visa application in the Visa Centre Order ”Mobile biometrics” service - the Visa Center officers will collect your visa application and Biometric data at a convenient time and place of your choice

Order Mobile biometrics

Step 1 : Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to All About Schengen Visas link on this website to understand details of various visas – here, you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.

Step 2 : Book an appointment:

For applying in the Visa Application Center we recommend you to schedule appointment . You can book an appointment online or by calling the Call Center. You can also visit the VAC without an appointment.

Please ensure you read the security regulation notice before visiting the center.

For ordering the ”Mobile biometrics” service please fill the form on our website.

Step 3 : Submit your application:

If you apply for a visa personally please visit the Visa Application Center and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents. Please see the Contacts Us page to find the center.

If you apply for a visa using the “Mobile biometrics” service please prepare your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents before the specialist’s arrival.

You may request for courier return of passport to avoid a second trip to the Visa Centre for collection of processed application.

Step 4 : Pay application fee:

After submission you will be advised of Visa Fees , which need to be paid in Rubles or credit/debit cards. Receipt will be provided for all payments made by the Visa Application Center’s specialists.

Step 5 : Collect your processed envelope:

Track the progress of your application as per the tentative schedule advised to you at the time of application submission, and accordingly come to pick up your passport. If you have opted for courier service, receive your passport at the comfort of your chosen address.

*Acceptance of any application as urgent is solely at the discretion of the Embassy of Finland in Moscow. If you have a reason to believe that your application should be processed urgently, please bring it to the notice of the Visa Center specialist.

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