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After you have submitted a visa application at the Visa Application Centre of Finland in US you can check your application status by entering the reference number on your receipt and date of birth.

Click here to Track Your Application.

Inquiries do not speed up the processing of your application.

The Consulate General of Finland will return processed passports to the Visa Application Centre. The applicants can collect the documents from the Visa Application Centre or subscribe for a Courier Service at the time of submitting visa application.

Collecting passports from the Visa Application Centres:

15:00-17:00 (From Monday to Friday, except declared holidays)

Applicants can collect their passports from the Visa Application Centre within 30 days beginning from the date when the Visa Application Centre has received the passports from the Consulate General of Finland. After 30 days the passports will be returned to the Consulate General of Finland and can be collected from there within one month.

Documents required for collection of passports:

  • The original receipt
  • Copy of the data page of your passport (stapled to the receipt)

If you assign somebody to collect your passport:

  • The original receipt
  • Copy of the data page of your passport (stapled to the receipt)
  • Authority letter from the owner of the passport
  • Copy of ID card of the person who has been authorized to collect the passport
  • * In case you have lost the original receipt, you need to provide a notification document from police station instead of the original receipt.
  • Requesting review of a visa decision
  • The recipient of a decision made by a Finnish mission by virtue of the Visa Code to refuse or annul a visa or to revoke a visa (otherwise than at the request of the visa holder) may request an administrative review of the decision from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Instructions for requesting an administrative review are appended to the decision.
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