Applying for a Schengen Visa and application form
Foreign nationals who need a Schengen visa for travel to Finland are requested to apply for it at the nearest Finnish mission or at a mission of another Schengen country, which represents Finland in visa matters, not earlier than three (3) months prior to the planned visit.
The Schengen member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
A Schengen visa for travel to Finland is applied for with a visa application form available from this website. Please follow the link below. The application form must be filled in and signed, and the application must be accompanied by one passport-sized photograph. Processing the visa application can start only after the visa fee has been paid.
The application form shall be submitted, together with a valid passport and the required additional documents, to the Finnish Embassy or Consulate at which the visa is applied for.
The required documentation includes e.g. proof of a paid travel insurance and flight tickets. Some Embassies or Consulates may require further documentation, and therefore the applicant should always check the requirements with the Embassy or Consulate in question.
Application forms sent to the Embassy or Consulate by e-mail or telefax will not be processed.
For further information abroad:
- Please contact to the embassy of Finland
Finnish missions abroad by country
Application for Schengen Visa
Application for Schengen Visa (en)
(Schengen Visa EC 109 / 2010 / English PDF)
Demande de visa Schengen
Demande de visa Schengen (fr)
(Schengen Visa EC 109 / 2010 / Français PDF)
Solicitud de visado Schengen
Solicitud de visado Schengen (es)
(Schengen Visa EC 109 / 2010 / Español PDF)
Анкета-заявление /Schengen Visa
Анкета-заявление /Schengen Visa (ru)
(Schengen Visa EC 109 / 2010 / По-русски / Russian PDF)
1. A visa application form
A completed and signed visa application form
2. A photograph of yourself
One passport sized photograph in colour: Passport photo guidelines (Police)
Please note the requirements:
The photograph must be less than 6 months old, 47mm high and 36mm wide, taken with a plain light-coloured background, in sharp focus and clear. The photo must show the person looking directly at the camera (not profile) with neutral expression (no smiling) and eyes open and visible.
3. A passport (valid)
A passport valid for at least three (3) months following the journey and not older than ten (10) years.
More information: Table of travel documents (European Council)
4. Travel insurance
Travel insurance covering the duration of the visa and the Schengen area. The insurance indemnity should be at least EUR 30,000 and should insure you in case of sudden illness or accident (including travel home) and include transportation home in the event of your death.
5. Enclosures (accompanied other documents)
The application form should be accompanied by other documents indicating the purpose, conditions and duration of your visit.
These can include tickets, confirmed hotel reservations and a private or official letter of invitation.
The invitation may be written in free-form but must include details of the host organisation or individual, and the following information of the invited person: name, date of birth, address, passport number, and purpose and length of visit.
If the visit is a private one, it is worth mentioning the relationship between the host and the guest, for example whether she/he is a friend, spouse or relative. Please note that an invitation is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
You may need to supply further details in addition to those mentioned above, such as the route of your journey, means of transport, details of your return journey, income, property and details of your employment.
You must have sufficient funds to cover your stay - at least EUR 30 a day.
6. Parental consent for underage children
Underage children require parental consent if they intend to travel unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
The embassy or consulate may also want to interview you to ask about the purpose of your visit.
By signing the application you are responsible for the accuracy of the information you have given. You must sign the form personally. If the form is unsigned or someone else has signed it for you, the application will be denied.
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