All citizens of Tunisia 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, you have to submit your application to the mission of the Schengen country representing your first port of entry.
See more info about Schengen visas at the website of Embassy of Finland in Tunis.
The Visa Application Centre accepts applications for short stay Schengen visas only (not exceeding 90 days during 180 days period). Applicants need to visit the Visa Application Centre in person. All applicants applying for a Schengen visa must submit biometric data - ten fingerprints and a photo. The biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), which is an IT system that allows data exchange between the Schengen States. More information can be found here.
Who can submit visa application in the Visa Application Centre?
The Visa Application Centre in Tunis accepts Schengen visa applications from legal residents of Tunisia only (Tunisian citizens, Tunisian registration certificate /residential permit /long stay visa holders).
Visa application can be submitted three months before the trip, we recommend you to apply at least one month before the planned trip. Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Embassy may request further documentation, information or you may be called for an interview which can prolong the processing time.
The Visa Application Centre takes visa applications with an appointment. Information how to book the appointment can be found here.
|VISA FEES||EURO €||TUNISIAN DINAR (TND)|
|Children, 6 to 11 years old||35||110|
|Children, 0 to 5 years old||0||0|
|Schengen visa for citizens of the following countries(by the Visa Facilitation Agreement): Russian Federation, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine||35||110|
Methods of payment for visa fees:
There are different methods of payment applicable when applying at the Finland Visa Application Centre or at the Embassy of Finland in Tunisia.
Visa fee is paid at the submission counter in Tunisian Dinars only and can be paid in cash or by credit / debit card.
If the applicant submits their visa application at the Embassy of Finland in Tunis
- Advance payment to the Embassy of Finland in Tunis bank account click here
- Payment can be made also at the Embassy in cash in Tunisian Dinars
Applicant's exempted from visa fee:
- Family members of Finnish citizen
- Diplomatic and official passport holders
- School pupils, students, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training - TO BE EVALUATED CASE BY CASE
- Researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research - TO BE EVALUATED CASE BY CASE
- Representatives of non-profit organisations, aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events by non-profit organisations – To Be Evaluated Case Per Case
Service charge applicable when applying at the Finland Visa Application Centre:
|TYPE||TUNISIAN DINAR (TND)|
|VFS Service Fee||91|
*Please note that the service fee is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
Click for the price list of Additional Services.
- The applicable visa fee in Tunisian Dinar (TND) is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
- The applicants who submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre can pay the visa fee in cash or through credit / debit card.
- Applicants exempted from visa fee need to pay only Service Charge.
- The fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please note that the visa category chosen by an applicant must be based on the purpose of travel to Finland and the decision must be made by the applicant him/herself - Visa Application Centre staff will not be able to assist you in making this decision. An application filled incorrectly and carelessly can cause refusal of a visa application. The applicant may need to submit additional details or applicant can be asked to come for an interview at the Embassy.
|Checklist for Official and Business Visit|
|Checklist for Sports or Cultural Event/Study|
|Checklist for Tourism|
|Checklist for Visiting Family or Friends|
|Checklist for the applicants under the Directive 2004/38/EC|
To see the visa application photo specifications, please, click here.
The processing of the application takes up to 15 calendar days, but can take longer , if the application is not complete or when further scrutiny of application is needed. Please note, that all applications are processed individually. The Embassy may request further documentation, information or you may be called for an interview which can prolong the processing time.
Please note that as per the Article 23 of regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community code on Visas (Visa Code) the period of consideration of your visa application by the respective Consular authority may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
An application filled incorrectly and carelessly can cause delay or denial of a visa. Submitting all the required documents when submitting the visa application will speed up the processing time. The applicant may be asked to supply additional details, e.g. a more detailed plan of trip. The visa application will be decided on without the requested documents and the decision may be to the applicant’s disadvantage, if requested documents are not submitted to the Finland Visa Application Centre or the Finnish Embassy by the date agreed.
Embassy of Finland in Tunisia will return processed passports to the Finland Visa Application Centre. The applicants may subscribe for a Courier Service at the time of application submission or collect the documents from the Finland Visa Application Centre where they applied, when their processed passport is ready for collection.
Please Click here to get information about your Schengen visa application status.