Where to apply for a visa
Due to the COVID-19 –situation there are still restrictions in entry permit processing and entering Finland.
Persons, who have received a complete vaccination series may be granted entry into Finland from any country. Check THL:s webpages for a list of covid-19 vaccines accepted in Finland, as well as what kind of vaccination certificate is needed.
A person who has not received a complete covid-19 vaccination series must have one of the reasons mentioned at the website of Finnish Border Guard for entering Finland. The gravity of the reasons are always evaluated case by case during border controls carried out by the Finnish Border Guard. A valid visa is not a guarantee entering Finland, the decision about entry is always carried out by the Border Guard.
The Embassy of Finland receives and processes visa applications according to the same principle as mentioned above. Only groups designated by the Finnish Border Guard may submit a visa application if they do not have a complete and approved vaccination series.
It is the applicant’s own responsibility to check the current entry requirements and restrictions from the Finnish Border Guard website as well as the health requirements (incl. vaccine series approved in Finland) from the THL website and the possible test and quarantine requirements.
- Finnish Border Guard: Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic(Link to another website.)
- THL: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic(Link to another website.) and Vaccine series accepted in Finland(Link to another website.)
- Finentry(Link to another website.)
The Embassy’s cooperation partner VFS Global(Link to another website.) receives visa applications at the visa application centre in Bangkok from people travelling to Finland by appointment only and taking into account the above-mentioned special terms and conditions.
Appointments for submitting visa applications can be made through the website of VFS Global(Link to another website.) or via their telephone service(Link to another website.). The visa application centre serves the customers in English and in Thai. The opening hours and the exact location of the visa application centre can be found here(Link to another website.).
The progress of the application submitted at the visa application centre can be followed on the website of VFS Global(Link to another website.).
Visa applications must always be submitted to the visa application centre in person, and a photo and fingerprints are taken at the same time. The visa application centre charges each applicant a service fee. The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok will continue to process all visa applications and make decisions on them.
Contact information of the visa application centre
Visa Application Centre
Unit 404 and 405, The Plaza 4th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building
Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
For the time being, the Finland visa application centre is open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Submission of applications: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00 - 12.00
- Call centre: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8–12.00 and 13.00–16:30
Visa section of the Embassy of Finland
The Embassy of Finland does not receive visa applications, the applications are submitted at the Finland visa application centre(Link to another website.) (VFS global).
Telephone service: +66 2207 8700, Tuesdays and Thursdays 14.00–15.00 local time.
E-mail: [email protected]
There is no customer service on Fridays.
The Embassy of Finland does not provide any provisional information on pending visa applications.