Ways of collecting your passport at the Visa Application Center:
- Personal: Present your internal passport (or foreign passport copy for foreign citizens), agreement with the ICR receipt and cashier receipt.
- For close relatives: Present your internal or foreign passport, agreement with the ICR receipt and cashier receipt, original of the documents proving your family ties (birth certificate, marriage certificate, documents proving surname/name change)
- For the employee: Present your internal or foreign passport, agreement on the name of the concerned organization, ICR receipt, cashier receipt and power of attorney from the company for collecting the passports.
- By the 3rd parties: Present your internal or foreign passport, agreement with the ICR receipt and cashier receipt, notarized power of attorney for collecting the passports (not older than 6 months).
Please note that ready passports are kept at the Visa Center for no longer than 30 calendar days, after which they are returned to the Consulate General of Finland.
Please note that the visa processing time is approximate. 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.
Track Your Application Online
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Centre you can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please Click here.
Courier After Submission Service
You can still opt for the courier service to receive your passport in the address that you provide. To request this service please call: + 7 (812) 309-28-89 or +7 (812) 424-46-66. You may also fill in the request form here.
Please note, that the courier after submission requests are accepted during the week days before 16:00. All requests submitted after that time will be processed on the next day. Please click here to view the Visa Application Center working hours.
The recipient of a decision made by a Finnish mission by virtue of the Visa Code to refuse or annul a visa or to revoke a visa (otherwise than at the request of the visa holder) may request an administrative review of the decision from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Instructions for requesting an administrative review are appended to the decision.
Additional information: https://um.fi/visa-to-visit-finland#Requesting-review-of-a-visa-decision