Kindly note, that starting from 14 September 2015 all applicants applying for a visa at the Consulate General of Finland must have a visa application form filled online.
Please note that the processing of your visa application will only begin after the printed and signed application with all supporting documents has been submitted to the Visa Centres of Finland in St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Velikiy Novgorod, Vologda or Pskov and the visa fee has been paid. Applications that are sent in electronic form cannot be processed. It is not possible to submit an application by mail or fax.
Please note that you visa application form will be available for modifications and printing for 90 days after it’s completed. In order to retrieve your completed visa application form you will need your registered email ID and password. After completing your visa application form, print and submit your application to the Visa Centre of Finland within 90 days.
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Please note, that if you have already submitted your visa application form and received it by email, it will not be possible to make any changes in it. A new visa application form is to be filled in.
You are required to print your visa application form and a barcode sheet which will be generated upon completion of the visa form as part of this process. We recommend you to use a laser printer. You are required to submit the visa application form and barcode sheet along with the supporting documents to the Visa Centre of Finland in St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Velikiy Novgorod, Vologda or Pskov.
You can also print your completed visa application form at the Visa Centre.
We also suggest that you have the following information at hand before you start:
Do I have to use an application form filled online or may I submit a hand written paper application form as before?
For applying at the Visa Centre of Finland you can use a paper application form as well, but we recommend using an application form filled online whenever possible. This will facilitate and speed up application handling process in the visa department.
All applicants applying for a visa at the Consulate General of Finland must have a visa application form filled online.
If I submit in the visa application form today, when will the visa be ready?
Application processing phase begins on the day, when printed and signed application with supplementary documents is submitted to the Visa Centre, and the visa fee has been paid, not on the day when filling in the application. Schedule of the estimated processing times can be found on the website of the Consulate General.
If I fill in the application form today, when can I submit it? Do I have to submit the form on the same day or can I come later?
It’s not necessary to submit the application on the same day. You can either make an appointment on this website to submit the application at a specific time or come and submit the application during 90 days without an appointment.
Am I allowed to make changes into my application form filled online afterwards or should I make changes with a pen on the paper or do I have to print a new application and a barcode sheet?
You can make changes into the application before you submit it for processing in the visa department. You are able to return to the visa application system using your personal username; in the end, a new application form with a barcode sheet must be printed.
What language can be used to fill in the application form?
The application form can be filled in Russian, English, Finnish or and Swedish. If the country of the destination is Austria, the German language is also acceptable.
Which address should be indicated in the application form – registration address or actual?
In the field 17 of the application form the actual address should be indicated. The registration address is marked in the field “Additional information”.