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Before You Apply

Please read the information on this site carefully. This website provides you with general information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to Finland. The guidelines are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible.

The 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 – Finland Visa Application Centre staff will not be able to assist you in making this decision.

For more information and lists of required documents please view “Schengen Visas” pages.

Please note:

  • Applicant’s passport will be in the Embassy for the whole processing time which will be no less than three weeks, up to approximately one month.
  • You need a Schengen visa rated for two or multiple entries when travelling to Schengen area via the Republic of Cyprus