Where to apply for a visa?

If your country of destination is Finland, apply for a visa from the nearest Finnish mission or from the Finland Visa Application Centre that the mission advises to you. Honorary consuls and consulates cannot grant visas.

Submit your visa application in person. An application cannot be sent by post, email or telefax.  

How to apply for a Schengen visa in Tanzania

Finland has outsourced the submission of visa applications and the collection of biometric identifiers in Tanzania to Finland Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global in Dar es Salaam.

Applicants must book an appointment for visa application submission on the online booking system of the Finland Visa Application Centre. Appointments can also be booked by telephone by calling the Finland Visa Application Centre:

Finland Visa Application CentreLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

All Schengen visa applications continue to be processed and decided upon by the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam.

Finland represents Estonia and Hungary

Finland represents Estonia and Hungary in all Schengen visa matters in Tanzania.

It has been agreed with some countries that Finland may be represented by another Schengen stateLink to another website.(Opens New Window). In such cases, apply for a visa to Finland from the mission of that Schengen state.

Belgium represents Finland in Burundi and Rwanda

Finland is represented by Belgium in all Schengen visa matters in Burundi and Rwanda. Nationals of and legal residents in Burundi and Rwanda can submit their visa application to the Embassy of Belgium:

Embassy of Belgium in Bujumbura, BurundiLink to another website.(Opens New Window)
Embassy of Belgium in Kigali, RwandaLink to another website.(Opens New Window)