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Step 1

Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to Schengen visas to read more about visa types. Here you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.

Step 2

Book an appointment to submit your visa application:

It is compulsory to schedule an appointment for application submission either to the Finland Visa Application Centre or to the Embassy. You can book the appointment online Click here or by calling our Helpline. Appointments cannot be booked by contacting the Embassy.

Please read the security regulation notice before visiting the Visa Application Centre.

Step 3

Submit your visa application:

Visit the Finland Visa Application Centre or the Embassy and submit your completed Visa Application Form along with the required supporting documents. Please see the Contact Us page for the location of the Visa Application Centre. For additional cost you can request for courier delivery of your passport to your chosen address in Tanzania. Please note that this service is only available to applicants submitting their application to the Finland Visa Application Centre.

Step 4

Pay fees:

Methods of payment for visa fees:

Application submission at the Finland Visa Application Centre

  • Payment with M-Pesa at the Finland Visa Application Centre on the day of appointment
  • Payment by visiting a bank during submission process

Application submission at the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam

  • Payment to the Embassy's local bank account before the appointment time. Original receipt of payment must be presented upon arriving to your appointment at the Embassy. Please contact the Embassy for detailed payment instructions.

Please note that the following methods of payment are not accepted by the Finland Visa Application Centre or the Embassy: Physical cash, Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), debit or credit cards or cheques.

Step 5

Submit biometric data:

After submitting documents and payment you are asked to proceed to the biometrics booth where your fingerprints and a digital photo are collected.

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