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.

It has been agreed with some countries that Finland may be represented by another Schengen state. In such cases, apply for a visa to Finland from the mission of that Schengen state.

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

Finland represents Estonia in Schengen visa matters in the United Arab Emirates. Visa applications to Finland and Estonia 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 Visa Centre 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. 

Applying for a visa through the Embassy of Finland

The Embassy accepts visa applications on Sunday mornings and by appointment only. There is a limited number of appointments available for each Sunday morning.

In order to submit your application at the Embassy, you need to make an appointment through the website of the Visa Centre of VFS Global or by contacting their telephone service (+971 4 205 5907).

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 cannot provide status update information on visa applications.