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.

Apply for a Schengen visa in the UK

A Schengen visa to Finland must be applied in person at the Finland Visa Application Centres in London, Manchester or Edinburgh: Finland Visa Application Centres in the United Kingdom. Visa application can be submitted by a prior appointment only.

Submit your visa application no later than 15 days before your planned trip. The application can be submitted a maximum three (3) months before the planned travel date. Visa applications cannot be posted.

Please check full instructions regarding the required supporting documents from the website of the visa application centres: Finland Visa Application Centres in the UKPlease provide copies of all the supporting documents and passport with your application. Paper documents are not returned to the applicant. 

The Embassy of Finland in London is introducing a new visa system between 27.1.2020–11.2.2020. During this period, processing times for visas can be longer than normally. In urgent cases, please contact the embassy.