Where to apply for a visa?

If your country of destination is Finland, apply for a visa from the nearest Finnish mission or the visa centre that the mission advises to you. Honorary consuls and consulates cannot grant visas.

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Submit your visa application at a mission or visa centre in person. An application cannot be sent by e-mail or telefax.

Where to apply for a visa in the United Arab Emirates

Visa applications to Finland will be received by the Visa Application Centre of VFS Global, partner of the Embassy of Finland. It is necessary to book an appointment to submit your application. 

You can make an appointment through the website of the VFS Global(layout.types.url.description) or by contacting their telephone service (tel. +971 4 205 5907).

You can follow up on the processing of your visa application via the website of VFS Global.(layout.types.url.description)

Processing time

The processing time for the visa application is generally 15 days, but in some cases up to 30 days. The Embassy of Finland can not provide status update information on visa applications.