How to apply for a visa?
The Embassy no longer makes any appointment bookings. If you want to submit an application for a Schengen visa or a Finnish residence permit, you must book your appointment through VFS. You have three options:
- Make a booking on the VFS website.
For visas: Visa Application Centers
For residence permits: http://residencepermits.finland.fi/India/
- Call the VFS helpline: 022-67866026 (from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
- Send an email to: [email protected]
How do I book a family reunification interview or other interview related to residence permits?
As a rule, VFS will book interview appointments for applicants when they submit their applications at VFS. If the Embassy or the Finnish Immigration Service has instructed you to book an interview or to come to the Embassy for an interview, call the VFS helpline or send them an email (see contact details above). Do not use the VFS website to book an interview appointment! The website online booking system is only for appointments for submitting a visa or residence permit application. If you need to appear for an interview, it means you've already successfully submitted your application.
The Embassy will contact visa applicants directly in case an interview is necessary.
How do I legalise my documents for the residence permit application?
All documents to be either in English, Finnish or Swedish. Translation, if required, should be done in home country only. Documents to be legalised should be legalised by Home Country (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Embassy of Finland in New Delhi as applicable. Indian documents must have Apostille from the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Can I submit my visa or residence permit application at the Embassy?
The Embassy still accepts a limited amount of both visa and residence permit applications per week. However, appointments for the Embassy should also be booked through VFS - either via telephone or via email (see contact details above). You can choose whether you want to submit at the Embassy of at the Finland application centre, but please notice that appointment slots are limited to a certain number per week at the Embassy, so if you are on a tight schedule you may not have an option. Please also note that VFS charges a service fee for each application.
Does the Embassy provide customer service?
The Embassy's customer service regarding Schengen visas and Residence Permits is forwarded to Finland Application Centre tel: 022-67866026 from Monday to Friday 8.00 AM - 5 PM . The email address is: [email protected] The Embassy of Finland will no longer reply to inquiries regarding visas and residence permits by telephone or by email.
Address of the Finland Application Centre for Visas and Residence Permits, Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001
More information regarding residence permits: Finnish Immigration Service