All citizens of Russia and CIS countries are required to apply for a visa before entering Finland and/or other countries under the Schengen agreement. Before applying, please ensure you understand your particular ‘purpose of visit’. Schengen visas must be applied for at the respective Embassy/Consulate of the country of your main destination. Your main destination will be the Schengen country where your duration of stay exceeds all others. Due to this, when traveling to more than one Schengen country, you should submit your application to the Embassy/Consulate representing the country of your main destination. In case of equal stay, one has to submit their application to the mission of the Schengen country representing their first port of entry.
The Visa Application Centre of Finland in Murmansk accepts applications for short stay visas only. A passport should be valid for at least three (3) months beyond the intended stay in Finland and there should be at least two (2) empty pages available in the passport.
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|Schengen visa (age 12 years and above)||EUR 80|
|Children, ages 6–11 (unless otherwise stated in the Visa Facilitation Agreement)||EUR 40|
|Children, 0 to 5 years old||EUR 0|
|Schengen visa for citizens, incl. children, ages 6–11, from the countries listed below (the EU has the Visa Facilitation Agreement with these countries):
- Russian Federation
|- Cape Verde||EUR 80|
|Urgent processing of the application*
- For citizens of Russian Federation and Ukraine only
- Visa will be processed in three (3) working days or less
There is a service charge of 27,20 Euros (inclusive of VAT) levied per application over and above the visa fees. All children under 6 years old submit their documents free of service charge.
*Acceptance of any application as urgent is solely at the discretion of the Murmansk office of the Consulate General of Finland. If you have reasons to believe that your application should be processed urgently, please bring it to the notice of the Visa Application Centre staff.
The applicable visa fee in Russian Rubles is as per the current exchange rate.
The fees are non-refundable.
The applicants who submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre should pay the visa fee at the cash counter of the Centre.
The applicant is required to present original documents of those attached to the applications and prepare copies beforehand to be submitted to the Embassy/Consulate General. Please note that the Embassy/Consulate General will not return any documents attached to an application form.
Please note that the visa category chosen by the applicant must be based on the purpose of travel to Finland and the decision must be made by the applicant him/herself. An application filled incorrectly and carelessly can cause a refusal of the visa application. The applicant may need to submit additional details. The applicant may be asked to come for an interview at the Embassy/Consulate.
|HERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY CLICKING THE PDF-File. Checklist can be printed and attached to visa application.|
|TOURISM / PROPERTY OWNERS
- Property owners in the Schengen area and their close relatives
|CLOSE RELATIVES / FAMILY MEMBERS
- Close relatives visiting Russian citizens residing legally in a Schengen Member State
- Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens
|OTHER PRIVATE VISIT
- Private visit (Friends)
- Employees traveling on business
- Drivers (international cargo and passengers)
- Members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews
- Air crews (if in need of a visa)
- Freelance journalists
If you are going to work in Finland, you need to obtain a residence permit. In that case, visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Services.
|APPLICANTS UNDER THE DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC(FAMILY MEMBER OF AN EU, EEA AND SWISS CITIZEN, WHO EXERCISES THE RIGHT OF FREE MOVEMENT)||PDF-File|
|SPORT /STUDY / CULTURAL EVENTS
- Participants in scientific, cultural and artistic activities
- Pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers
- Participants in international sports events and accompanying persons in their professional capacity
Please note that if your studies last more than 90 days, you need a residence permit. More information can be found at the Embassy's website and at the Finnish Immigration Service's website.
|SEASONAL WORK OR PICKING WILD FOREST BERRIES
- Seasonal work
- Picking wild forest berries
|REQUIREMENTS FOT THE DOCUMENTS||PDF-File|
Personal data processing consent
According to the Federal law of Russian Federation “About personal data” every applicant has to sign “Personal data processing consent”. For a minor (all children under 14) a lawful representative (parents, tutors, etc.) should sign this document.
For a minor (children 14-18) the document can be signed by the minor with the written consent from the parents or lawful representatives.
To Download a Form:
- Click on the form link.
- When the form opens, save the form on your computer.
- Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
- Select Save Target As from the list.
- Save the form on your computer.
To see the visa application photo specifications, please, click here.
Travel Medical Insurance
Each applicant (including children) must have an insurance policy. An exception are spouses of EU citizens and their under 21-year-old children, as well as holders of diplomatic and official passports on official travel. They do not need an insurance policy.
An applicant for a multiple-entry visa may provide an insurance policy, which is valid during the first trip. The applicant undertakes to purchase an insurance policy for further trips by signing the visa application.
Basic requirements for an insurance policy:
- Insurance validity area should cover all the Schengen countries, no areal restrictions (for example “Finland, Schengen”) are allowed.
- Without franchise.
- The insurance coverage limit should be not less than 30 000 euros or equivalent amount in other currency (for example, 40 000 dollars).
- Policies should insure the costs in case of sudden illness or accident and assistance on site, including the costs of medical repatriation to the place of permanent residence of the insured person or the repatriation in case of death.
Insurance policies filled in by hand are not accepted.
An applicant always needs to present an original insurance policy and a copy if needed.
We recommend you to apply at least two (2) weeks before the planned trip. Some applications may require further processing. Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Consulate General of Finland in Murmansk may request further documentation, information or you may be called for an interview which can prolong the processing time.
If the application needs to be considered as an urgent case, then make sure to decide about it before submitting the application. Urgent applications are processed only when provided with a written proof (Supplementary Documents). After the documents are submitted and accepted it is not possible to speed up the process.
The Consulate General of Finland will return processed passports to the Visa Centre. The applicants may subscribe for a Courier Service at the time of application submission or collect the documents from the Finnish Visa Centre in Murmansk when they are ready.