11 October 2019
In December - March, the Embassy is usually overloaded with applications. We recommend applying for a seasonal / other work permit in advance during the year. An application for a work permit can be submitted as soon as you have the necessary documents. The rule "not earlier than three months before the start of work" applies only to visa applicants.
During the Christmas holidays from 16 December 2019 to 07 January 2020 the Embassy will not accept an application for a residence permit in Finland.
31 May 2019
Please be informed, that starting from 3d of June we have new phone number +38044 390 74 59
08 April 2019
Please note that due to the holidays in April and May there may be the delays in processing applications and delivery via courier service.
12 March 2019
Starting from 11 March 2019, the Embassy of Finland has opened additional slots for registration of applicants for filing documents for obtaining a residence permit and work permit.
You can register for filing as before by calling the Visa Center: +380 44 594 1269 (8.30 - 15.30).
In the case of a new registration for the filing of documents, we ask you to cancel the preliminary registration by calling the visa center.
16 March 2018
Please note that the accepting the documents for season work is already starting.
16 January 2018
Please note that the Visa application Centre will be closed for documents submission on 18 January 2018 and 19 January 2018. Passport collection will be from 08:30 till 15:30.
28 December 2017
From 27 December 2017 the Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Lviv has moved to a new location: Lviv, 18 Dzherelna Str,
21 December 2017
Please note that due to the holidays in December and January there may be the delays in processing applications and delivery via courier service.
10 October 2017
Delay in processing of applications due to holiday.
Please note that due to the holiday on 14 October 2017 - 16 October 2017 there may be the delays in processing applications and delivery via courier service.
25 July 2017
Please note that our call centre will be available from 08:30 till 15:30 on working days.
31 May 2017
Applicants are requested to make a note that as per the recent development towards visa free regime for citizens of Ukraine which will allow visa free travel to Schengen countries effective 11 June 2017 for citizens who hold biometric passports. In order to find more information in this regards, applicants are requested to visit Embassy website ( http://www.finland.org.ua) or visit “Open Europe http://openeurope.in.ua/ website which is a campaign launched by EU-Delegation in Ukraine to inform Ukrainians about opportunities and obligations which comes with the upcoming visa freedom.
Applicant are also requested to make a note that as per the directives from the Embassy Finland applicants holding biometrics passport need not apply for Schengen C -visa effective 1 June 2017 as they will have the possibility to travel to Schengen countries without a visa.
18 May 2017
The submission of the documents for seasonal work purpose ends on the 15 June 2017.
08 March 2017
Please note, that starting from 09 March 2017 Visa Center of Finland starts to accept documents for Seasonal Work visa.
01 June 2016
Scheduling an appointment to submit your visa application at either the Embassy of Finland in Ukraine or at the Visa Application Centers is FREE of COST and does not require any additional payment for scheduling an appointment. Applicants are requested to make a note that this website (http://visacenter-ukraine.com/poland-kyiv.shtml) which does not belong to the VFS Global or the Visa Application Centers and any service offered through this website is completely independent and is not related to Finland Visa Application Centers.
14 April 2016
Starting from 18 April 2016 the Visa Application Center in Kharkiv will provide services at the new address:
Kharkiv, Geroiv Pratsi 7, “Karavan”, 2nd floor.
19 February 2016
For seasonal workers` attention
You can work in Finland without residence permit in case your work is picking up berries or fruits or vegetables or work at fur farms and in general requested visa period is not longer than 90 days. Please note that other agricultural works require residence permit in spite of requested visa period. For internship residence permit is also required.
On the internet-page of the Embassy of Finland there is information for farmers accreditation provided in Finnish. Documents submission for farmers` accreditation has been closed in 12 February 2016. After processing these documents farmers will be informed by the Embassy about accreditation decision. Submission for seasonal work visa starts in 03 March 2016.
All applicants that apply for a visa should be present while applying for a visa for enrolling biometrics data (fingerprints). This does not concern applicants who have already enrolled fingerprints for Schengen visa.
Embassy pays attention of applicants that they are responsible for provided in Application Form information and additional submitted documents.
In order to accelerate submission procedure in Visa Application Centre please fill in on-line Visa Application Form using the following link https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/OnlineVAF-Finland?Country=s5tjN5MW2T/0IzdlcPoysg==
Also please pay your attention that all groups are asked to schedule an appointment to Visa Center by phone: + 38 044 594 12 69
In case you have any questions please mail at KIO.Viisumi@formin.fi
11 December 2015
Visa Application Center in Donetsk (4 a Leninskyi Prospekt) is closed since 14 July 2014
Visa Application Center in Donetsk (4 a Leninskyi Prospekt) is closed since 14 July 2014 and will continue to remain closed until further notice. Applicants are requested to make a note of the same and plan for submission of their visa applications at any other visa application center.
20 November 2015
All applicants who apply for a visa at the Embassy of Finland should fill in on-line Visa Application Form
Important: All applicants who apply for a visa at the Embassy of Finland should fill in on-line Visa Application Form using the following link: click here
Missing complete and printed out on-line Application Form could be the reason of submission refusal. Please note that completed by hand Application Forms are not acceptable.
22 October 2015
Please take a note that Visa Application Centre in Dnipropetrovsk will be moved to a new location effective 02 November 2015.
Please take a note that Visa Application Centre in Dnipropetrovsk will be moved to a new location effective 02 November 2015. New address of the Visa Centre is: 22 Karla Marksa Avenue, Business Centre “Atrium”, 2nd floor.
15 June 2015
Ukrainian citizens and people legally residing in Ukraine would need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data from 23 June 2015.
Please note that effective 23 June 2015, Ukrainian citizens and people legally residing in Ukraine would need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography),this concerns the applications for the short-term Schengen visas (max. 90 days in 180 days).
To have more information on the “Biometric Data Collection” please click here
24 Januray 2015
20 November 2012
Please download and fill in the Personal Data Information Agreement in one copy. The Personal Data Information Agreement is also available at the Visa Application Centers. To download Personal Data Information Agreement, please click here.
Embassy does not recommend applicants to take assistance from any kind of unauthorized agents - especially agents offering such services outside the Embassy and Visa Application Center entrance. Neither the Embassy nor Visa Application Center approve of such services.
To book an appointment for submitting visa or residence permit application to the Embassy of Finland, Kyiv, please contact our call Center at (+38) 044 5941269 from 08:30-15:30 hrs from Monday to Friday.
Please note that scheduling an appointment to submit your application at either the Embassy of Finland or the Visa Center is FREE OF COST. No additional money should be paid to anyone for this service. You can also visit the Visa Center without an appointment which is also FREE of COST. Both the Embassy of Finland and the Visa Application Center do not approve of the services of unaccredited agents in front of the Embassy or Visa Center. You can walk into the Visa Application Center to apply for a visa without an appointment. You can also call to make an appointment at number 044 594 1269. You need to give the name of the applicant and the passport number.