Where to apply for a visa?

The reception and processing of entry permits will gradually resume. Contact the mission’s customer service to find out which visa applications are currently accepted for processing and how you can submit your residence permit application.

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.

In China, Finland has 15 visa application centers. The visa application must be submitted at the visa application center in whose jurisdiction the applicant legally resides.

  • Jurisdiction of the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, 12 centers:
    • Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xi'an.
  • Jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Shanghai, 3 centers:
    • Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing.

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