22 June 2021
Effective 21st June 2021, customers can submit visa applications with a prior appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centres in the Kosovo for below visa categories:
Family member of a Finnish national and third country national living permanently in Finland (according to following definition of who is a family member)
Submission of applications for any other visa categories is still suspended.
A Schengen visa does not guarantee entry to Finland. There are only limited reasons of travel that permit entering Finland and rules are subject to change. Find more information here: www.raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic
Information regarding quarantine and COVID-testing on arrival to Finland: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic
01 June 2021
"Finland Visa Application Centre in Pristina can accept only limited category of applications. Customer can submit visa applications with a prior appointment at the Finland Visa Application Centre in Pristina, Kosovo for below visa categories:
15 March 2021
Finland Visa Application Centre in Pristina, Kosovo re-opens
10 July 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.
16 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.
25 October 2019
The Embassy of Finland and VFS Global Visa Application Centre would like to inform the visa applicants travelling to Finland that they are now able to make an appointment to submit their visa application by calling the following telephone numbers 0900 111 22
Kindly also note that starting the 04 November 2019 only the applicants with an appointment will be accepted at the Visa Application Centre. The applicants are required to schedule an appointment before they visit the Visa Application Centre.
Kindly note that one appointment slot is valid for one applicant only. In case you arrive in a group, kindly book the required number of appointments corresponding to the number of applicants.
You are also recommended to make an appointment in good time prior to your journey, as there is a limitation of 12 applications per day