Finland Visa

All citizens of India and Afghanistan 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.


The Visa Application Centre accepts applications for short stay Schengen visas only (not exceeding 90 days during 180 days period). Applicants (including children of all ages) 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.

Who can submit visa application in Visa Application Centre
The Visa Application Centres in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai accepts Schengen visa applications from

  • Legal residents of India (India citizens, Indian registration certificate /residential permit /stay visa holders)
  • Legal residents of Afghanistan (Afghan citizens, Afghan long stay visa holders) who have entered India legally) Applying for a visa in the neighboring countries
  • Finland is represented by Sweden in visa affairs in Bangladesh. The visa applicants living in Bangladesh are requested to submit their applications at the embassy of sweden in Dhaka
  • Norway represents Finland in Sri Lanka. The applicants are requested to submit their applications at the royal Norwegian embassy in Colombo
  • Finland is represented by Netherlands in Pakistan, where the applicants may submit their applications at the Dutch embassy in islamabad. The appendices (e.g. invitation letter) shall be presented in English or in the language of the representing country

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Finland Visa Types

  • Single-entry visa
  • allows the holder to enter Finland once and stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period

  • Double-entry visa
  • allows entry into Finland twice and may be valid within the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

  • Multiple-entry visa
  • is granted for several consecutive visits to the Schengen area. The total duration of the stays may not exceed the number of days stated on the visa sticker, that is, up to 90 days in a 180-day period.  A multiple-entry visa is valid for a maximum of five (5) years.

Finland Visa Requirements/h2>
  • Original passport and old passports, if any
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after arrival in India, with a minimum of two blank pages. If you have previously travelled to the US, UK or the Schengen area, then it is favourable to attach these visa copies for a smoother process.
  • Return air tickets.
  • The visa application form duly filled by the applicant, under the guidance of our travel experts
  • Recent passport-size colour photographs taken against a white background with matte-finish (size 36 mm x 47 mm and 60% - 80% face close-up)
  • Note: Photograph should not be more than 6 months old, scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.
  • Covering letter mentioning details of travel, details of the traveller, purpose of visit and duration of stay. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to the The Visa Officer, Embassy of Finland, New Delhi.
  • Income Tax Returns of the last 3 years
  • Original bank statements reflecting transactions for the last 6 months, duly attested and signed by a bank official
  • Hotel confirmation details
  • Medical insurance policy
  • Firstly, download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Finland Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
  • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. Learn more about photo requirements and specifications for a Finnish Visa.
  • Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required
  • Travel medical visa insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Finland and the entire Schengen area
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Finland and itinerary
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Finland. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required. Learn how to book a round trip reservation online!
  • Proof of Accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Finland. Learn how to get Hotel booking or reservation for Finnish Visa application.
  • Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
  • Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay
  • A.1 If employed:
  • Employment contract
  • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Leave approval letter from employer
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary
  • A.2 If self-employed:
  • A copy of your business license
  • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • B. If a student:
  • Proof of enrollment
  • No-objection certificate from school or university
  • C. If retired:
  • Pension statement of the latest 6 months
  • D. If applicable:
  • Regular income generated by property proof of the latest 6 months

  • *Note: The signed application form must be accompanied the rest of the above-mentioned mandatory documents and handed personally at the appropriate embassy/consulate or its representative in your home country.
    Apart from the general documentation required, accompanying should be other additional documents depending on the purpose of your Finnish Visa application.

    1. Finland Tourist Schengen Visa:
  • Invitation letter with the address and phone number from family member or sponsor – if applicable
  • Bank statement of the last 6 months
  • Passport copies

  • 2. Finland Visa for Business Purposes:
  • Invitation letter from the Finnish company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit
  • A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel
  • If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
  • Business bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents
  • Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation.

  • 3. Finland Visa for Medical Purposes:
  • A local medical report
  • A medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Finland, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation
  • Payment receipt of medical fees

  • 4.Finland Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes:
  • Invitation letter from the above-mentioned authorities with details upon the nature of events or activities – purpose of visit , expense coverage
  • Names of the applicants (crew members)
  • Duration of stay
  • Travel itinerary

  • 5. Finland Visa for Members of Official Delegations:
  • The official invitation copy
  • Identity of applicant
  • Purpose of journey (negotiations, meetings, event by intergovernmental organizations, consultations)
  • Duration of stay
  • Place of accommodation

  • 6. Finland Visa for Study, Training, Research, or other type of Internship Purposes:
  • An enrollment certificate allowing attendance of courses
  • Certificate of completion or courses attended
  • Financial sustenance

  • 7. Finland Visa For The Wife/Husband of a Finnish citizen:
  • Proof of Finnish citizenship (ID card or consular card or certification of Finnish nationality or naturalization order)
  • Finnish marriage certificate
  • Finnish family record book
  • Finland Airport Transit Visa
  • Visa or other type of entry permit in the transit country

  • 8. Copy of your valid visa for your final destination
  • Finland Visa for Under-Age Children
  • Proof of parent’s regular income (work contract with specified monthly income or a bank statement or business license)
  • Notarized travel permission from parent (parental travel consent)
  • If one parent lives in another country – their notarized parental travel consent

  • *Note: When applying at the Finnish embassy/consulate in home country, the guardian or parent should accompany their under-age children.

Apply for Finland Visa Online

Step 1
Prepare your application and supporting documents: Go to “Schengen visas” link on this website to understand details of visa types. Here you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.
Step 2
Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre: You have to schedule an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre. You can book the appointment online or by calling our Helpline +90…..
Please read the security regulation notice before visiting the centre.
Step 3
Submit your visa application: Visit Visa Application Centre and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents. Please see the Contacts Us page for the location of the centre. For additional cost you may request for courier delivery of passport to avoid a second trip to the Visa Application Centre for collection of processed application.
Step 4
Pay application fee: Visa fee is paid at the submission counter in cash in Indian Rupees. Receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Visa Application Centre.
Step 5
Submit biometric data: After submitting documents you are asked to proceed to biometrics booth where your fingerprints and a digital photo are collected.
Step 6
Collect your ready passport:Track the progress of your application and come accordingly to pick up your passport. If you have opted for courier delivery, your passport will be delivered to your chosen address.
The Embassy of Finland has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 02 November 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:
1. Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)
2. One member of a group collecting for the entire group
3. A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
4. Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card
  • Original ICR
  • Authorization Letter from applicant
  • Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should pay a courier charge (INR 300/-) at the time of submission.The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

Finland Visa Fees

Visa Type Visa Fees In INR Visa Fees In Euro
Student Visa 23,400 330
Dependent Visa 16,300 230
Short-term Visa 4,200 60
Work Permit 35,400 500
Children from 6 – 12 years 2,500 35
Visa Facilitation Service 1,415 -

Finland Visa Processing Time

The processing time for a Finland visa varies from the type an applicant chooses.

  • For a Finland business visa, it takes at least 3 – 5 working days for the application to process.
  • For a Finland tourist visa, it takes at least 15 – 20 days for the application to process.
  • For friends and family visa, it takes at least 15 – 21 days for the application to process.
After Submission

After you have submitted your visa application at the Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai you can check your application status by entering your receipt number and date of birth.
The Embassy 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.
Applicants can get their passports from the Visa Application Centre within 30 days beginning from the date when the Visa Application Centre has received the passport from the Embassy. After 30 days the passports will be returned to the Embassy of Finland and can be collected there.

Documents required for collection of passports:

  • The original receipt
  • Copy of the data page of your passport (stapled in the receipt)
A family member can collect the passports that have been submitted together. If you can't collect your passport yourself, you should ask your passport to be returned by courier (additional fee). In case you have lost the original receipt

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