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
People from India need a Finland visa to visit the country for any reason, including education, business, or tourism. According to the required type of visa , the process of Finland visa from India starts with applying through an application by providing the necessary documents, fulfilling all qualification steps, and paying fees. It takes time and requires proper guidance. Itzeazy assists you in carrying out all these application process steps in a simple and easy way.
On the basis of purpose to visit Finland
On the basis of entry in Finland
allows the holder to enter Finland once and stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period
allows entry into Finland twice and may be valid within the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
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.
Note: Photograph should not be more than 6 months old, scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.
A.1 If employed:
A.2 If self-employed:
B. If a student:
C. If retired:
D. If applicable:
*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:
2. Finland Visa for Business Purposes:
3. Finland Visa for Medical Purposes:
4.Finland Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes:
5. Finland Visa for Members of Official Delegations:
6. Finland Visa for Study, Training, Research, or other type of Internship Purposes:
7. Finland Visa For The Wife/Husband of a Finnish citizen:
8. Copy of your valid visa for your final destination
*Note: When applying at the Finnish embassy/consulate in home country, the guardian or parent should accompany their under-age children.
How To Apply
Apply for Finland Visa Online
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submit biometric data: After submitting documents you are asked to proceed to biometrics booth where your fingerprints and a digital photo are collected.
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
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.
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 -
Visa Processing Time
Finland Visa Processing Time
The processing time for a Finland visa varies from the type an applicant chooses.
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:
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