Visa category chosen by an applicant must be based on the purpose of travel to Finland and the decision must be made by the applicant him/herself - Visa Centre staff will not be able to assist you in making this decision.

Please find below the list of visa categories. For more information and lists of required documents for each visa category, please view All About Schengen Visas section.

  • Tourist
  • Business
  • Visiting family or friends
  • Cultural
  • Sports
  • Official visit
  • Medical reasons
  • Study
  • Transit
  • Applicants travelling to Austria
  • Applicants without permanent registration in the North West District of the Consulate
  • Non-Russian citizens

Other categories:

  • Drivers, whose employer is a member of ASMAP or is registered in ASMAP
  • Drivers, whose employer is not a member of ASMAP or is not registered in ASMAP
  • Drivers of busses and minibuses with over 8 seats
  • Drivers of minibuses with 8 or less seats
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Seasonal work (berry picking)
  • Real estate owner or apartment shareholder
  • Owners of businesses in Finland
  • Seamen – transition through Schengen to work on-board