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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to use an Application form filled via internet or can I fill a paper application form as before?

    You can use a paper application form also, but we recommend using an Application Form filled via Internet whenever possible. This will facilitate and speed up application handling process in the visa department.

  • If I fill in the visa application form today, when will the visa be ready?

    Application processing time starts on the day, when printed and signed application with supplementary documents is submitted to the visa centre , and the visa fee has been paid, but not on the day of filling the application. Schedule of estimated processing terms can be found on the website of the Embassy and visa centre.

  • If I fill in the application form today, when I can submit it? Do I have to submit it on the same day or I can come later?

    It’s not necessary to submit the application on the same day. You can either make an appointment on this website to submit the application or come and submit the application during 14 days without an appointment.

  • Afterwards I noticed that I put the wrong data into the application. Can I correct mistakes with a pen or should I correct it via Internet?

    Corrections should be done through the visa application system. You can return to the system using your personal username. Remember to print out a new and corrected application with a bar code sheet. Don’t forget to sign the final application. Signature must be placed to both question 37 and to the end of the last page.

  • Can I make an appointment for the document submission via phone or e-mail?

    You can make an appointment online via appointment system or by phone.

  • I made an appointment for 10.00 a.m., but there is a queue at the gate. How can I enter the visa Center on time?

    The Applicant with appointment can approach the floor manager in the uniform near the entrance. The floor manager has an appointment list for the day. The manager will let you enter the Visa Center on time upon showing the passport, of which details were specified at the time of scheduling an appointment.

  • Can I make an appointment to collect my processed visa?

    No, you do not need to make an appointment to collect. You can collect your passport during 21 days after you have received a notice of a ready passport.

  • What if I will not be able to come in time of my scheduled appointment?

    What if I will not be able to come in time of my scheduled appointment?

  • I need to submit documents urgently tomorrow, but no appointment slots are available for tomorrow. How can I submit my documents?

    You can submit your documents without an appointment at the Visa Center.

  • I made an appointment to submit one application, but my 2 colleagues asked me to submit their documents as well. Can I take all these 3 packages despite I have only one appointment?

    If you made the appointment directly to the Embassy of Finland, you can submit only the application you have made an appointment for. You should check if there is any slots available for appointment and make the appointment for your colleagues either, or submit the applications to the Visa Center without an appointment.

  • Next week I am going to submit applications for a group of people. Do I need to enter the data of all applicants into the appointment system?

    Yes, you have to enter the data of all the applicants into the system.