Where to apply for a visa in Kazakhstan?

Nationals of Kazakhstan need a visa to travel to Finland and to the other Schengen countries. The possession of a Schengen visa does not automatically give the right to enter the Schengen area as the fulfilment of entry conditions is checked during border control.

In Kazakhstan, Schengen visa applications to Finland are processed by Finland’s Embassy in Astana.

All applicants must submit their applications at Finland’s Visa Application Centres(Link to another website.) in Astana or Almaty. 

Visa processing times

Submit your visa application at Finland’s mission or visa application centre no later than 15 days before travelling. You may submit an application no more than six (6) months before the start of the intended visit.

The processing time may be longer if a more detailed examination of the application is required. For example, the central authorities of other Schengen countries may need to be consulted.