18 March 2020
Due to the Corona virus / COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended accepting visa and residence permit applications at the VFS application centres globally.
03 December 2019
The Finland Visa Department, Finland Embassy and Finland Visa Application Center at Kathmandu will remain closed from 23 December 2019 till 06 January 2020. The offices will resume from 07 January 2020.
Applicants are requested to plan their travel accordingly.
13 November 2019
New visa sticker for use
All Finnish missions abroad and organisations issuing visas, including the Border Guard, Finnish Customs and the Police, started to use the new EU visa sticker on 11 November 2019. Regulation (EU) 2017/1370, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 on a uniform format for visas, was adopted on 04 July 2017. All Member States must start using the new visa sticker by 21 December 2019.
The introduction of the new visa sticker does not require any measures from visa applicants. Visas issued before 11 November 2019 will be valid for the period of validity indicated on the visa sticker.
20 September 2018
VAC Closure Notice: The Finland visa application center will remain closed on 24 September 2018 and 25 September 2018.
04 May 2018
Advisory: A visa application can only be submitted by booking an appointment to the Finland Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu through this website or helpline. The practice has been changed due to high number of the applications. We do our best to ensure that all visa applicants travelling to Finland will receive their visa on time.