21 March 2020
Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting visa and residence permit applications at the VFS application centres globally.
10 March 2020
In the light of current Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert, please note that our Visa Application centre for Finland and Estonia, which is represented at the Finland Visa Application Centre in Tehran - Iran, will remain closed.
We will not be accepting new appointments or application submission for Schengen visas to Finland or Estonia until further notice. We will be in contact with customers who currently have appointments during this period in order to discuss alternative arrangements.
We will keep the situation under review, and updates regarding reopening of the Center will be announced on this page.
For any other enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologies for the inconvenience and appreciate your kind cooperation in advance.
10 March 2020
As of 10 March 2020, the earliest available appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centre is 11 March 2020 (subject to availability at the time of request received).
16 January 2020
The Embassy of Finland will move to new premises and will be temporarily closed from 21 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Due to the relocation, there will be exceptions in processing times. New address will be: No. 94, Corner of Maleki St., Moghaddas Ardebili St., Zaferanieh, Tehran
13 November 2019
New visa sticker for use
All Finnish missions abroad and organisations issuing visas, including the Border Guard, Finnish Customs and the Police, started to use the new EU visa sticker on 11 November 2019. Regulation (EU) 2017/1370, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 on a uniform format for visas, was adopted on 04 July 2017. All Member States must start using the new visa sticker by 21 December 2019.
The introduction of the new visa sticker does not require any measures from visa applicants. Visas issued before 11 November 2019 will be valid for the period of validity indicated on the visa sticker.