Where to apply for a visa?

Schengen visas must be applied for in person at the final destination country’s embassy, consulate general or consulate in the country where the applicant lives or legally resides.

If the trip’s main destination is Finland, the visa must be applied for at Finland’s VSF Global Visa application center. An appointment for submitting the application can be made at Link to another website.(Opens New Window)visa.finland.euLink to another website.(Opens New Window). Link to another website.(Opens New Window)If the trip is to cover several countries, the visa application must be submitted to the embassy/consulate of the Schengen country that is the trip’s main destination (based on the trip’s length or purpose). If the applicant does not have a clear main destination, the application should be submitted at the embassy/consulate of the first destination country.

In the United States, visa applications can be submitted at VFS Global Visa Application CentersLink to another website.(Opens New Window) in Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.