Schengen Visas

Overview

All citizens of Russia and CIS countries are required to apply for a visa before entering Finland and/or other countries under the Schengen agreement.

Before applying, please ensure you understand your particular ‘purpose of visit’. Schengen visas must be applied for at the respective Embassy/Consulate of the country of your main destination. Your main destination will be the Schengen country where your duration of stay exceeds all others. Due to this, when traveling to more than one Schengen country, you should submit your application to the Embassy/Consulate representing the country of your main destination. In case of equal stay, one has to submit their application to the mission of the Schengen country representing their first port of entry.

The Visa Application Centre of Finland in Petrozavodsk accepts applications for short stay visas only. A passport should be valid for at least three (3) months beyond the intended stay in Finland and there should be at least two (2) empty pages available in the passport.

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Please visit the website of the Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland, St Petersburg for other details.

Visa Fees

Visa Fees
Different types of visas (short stays) 60
Children, 6 to 11 years old 35
Children, 0 to 5 years old (neglect of their citizenship) 0
Visa for citizens of the following countries:
- Russian Federation
- Ukraine
- Serbia-Montenegro
- Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Macedonia
- Moldova
- Albania
- Georgia
- Armenia
- Azerbaijan
35
*Urgent processing of the application
- For citizens of Russian Federation and Ukraine only
- Visa will be processed from three (3) to ten (10) working days
70

There is a service charge of 26,75 Euros (inclusive of VAT) levied per application in addition to the visa fees. All children under 6 years old submit their documents free of service charge.

*Acceptance of any application as urgent is solely at the discretion of the Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland. 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.

The visa fee in Russian Rubles varies with the current exchange rate. The fees are non-refundable.

The applicants who submit their applications at the Visa Centre should pay the visa fee at the cash counter in the centre. Credit cards are accepted as well.

Documents Required

We are glad to inform You, that in the Visa Centre of Finland in Petrozavodsk you can find the below mentioned additional services:

  • Passport delivery to home/business addresses through DHL courier service.
  • Photo booth self-portrait service
  • Photocopying service
  • Document printing service
  • Insurance Policies In The Visa Centre
  • Mobile Biometric Service from 1 May 2016

Learn more about additional services here.

Click here to see the list of documents

To Download a Form:

  • Click on the form link.
  • When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  • Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  • Select Save Target As from the list.
  • Save the form on your computer.

Photo Specifications

To see the visa application photo specifications, please, click here.

Processing Time

We recommend you to apply at least two (2) weeks before the planned trip. Some applications may require further processing. Please note that all applications are processed individually. Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg, Russia may request further documentation, information or you may be called for an interview which can prolong the processing time. 

Please note that as per the Article 23 of REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a Community code on Visas (Visa Code) the period of consideration of your visa application by respective Consular authority may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.

Please click here to get more detailed information on processing time.

If the application needs to be considered as an urgent case, then make sure to decide about it before submitting the application. Urgent applications are processed only when provided with a written proof (Supplementary Documents). After the documents are submitted and accepted it is not possible to speed up the process.

An application filled incorrectly and carelessly can cause denial of a visa. The applicant may need to supply additional details, e.g. a copy of their domestic passport or a more detailed plan of trip, or the applicant can be invited for an interview at Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg.

Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg will return processed passports to the Visa Centre. The applicants may subscribe for a Courier Service at the time of application submission or collect the documents from the Finnish Visa Centre in Petrozavodsk when they are ready.

Please Click here to get information about your Schengen visa.