Immigration services at the Embassy of Finland in Pristina
Residence permit applications should be submitted through the EnterFinland-service. After submitting the application, you should book an appointment from the Embassy to identify yourself. Book your appointment from the online appointment system. Visa applications should be submitted to the Visa Application Center in Pristina. You should book your appointment directly from the Visa Application Center. The Finnish Border Guard issues instructions for entry to Finland during the pandemic.
Residence permit applications
If you want to stay in Finland for a longer period than three months, you need a residence permit. If you apply for a residence permit in the online service EnterFinland(Link to another website.). Choose the correct application form based on why you are coming to Finland (job, study place or family member in Finland). More information can be found from the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.(Link to another website.)
Customer service is open by booking only. If you have submitted a residence permit application and you need to be identified book your appointment through the online appointment system(Link to another website.). Register yourself to the service, log in and choose the service you need. Check the available appointments. New appointments are opened regularly. If appointments for a certain period are not yet available, check the system later. The Embassy can open only a limited amount of appointment slots.
The decision on residence permit applications is made by the Finnish Immigration Service(Link to another website.). The Embassy can not affect the processing time of the application and all inquiries should be directed to the Finnish Immigration Service directly.
A visa is an entry permit for a short, temporary visit of less than 90 days. Visa applications should be submitted to the Visa Application Center of Finland in Pristina. Book your appointment directly form the Visa Application Center.
Visa Application Center of Finland in Pristina
Address: Str “Lidhja e Prizrenit”no 20- Tophane – Prishtine
Tel: 0900 111 22, international calls +383 38 606 604
Email: [email protected]
More information on the applications and the required documents can be found from their website.(Link to another website.)
If you lose your residence permit card
If you lose your residence permit card when abroad, you must primarily apply for a first residence permit at the Embassy to be able to return to Finland, even if you already have a valid residence permit. Applications for an extended permit cannot be lodged at missions. As a rule, a visa cannot be granted for this purpose, because the return requirement set out in the Visa Code is not met.
If you lose your residence permit card abroad, you must report it to the local police.
Expired residence permit
If your residence permit has expired while you have been abroad, apply for a new residence permit at the Embassy. A visa cannot be granted for this purpose, because the return requirement set out in the Visa Code is not met. A visa may be granted only in situations referred to in the Visa Code, such as in a serious humanitarian situation – not because the applicant is in a hurry, has lost his or her air ticket or cannot pay the residence permit fee, for example.
Travelling to Finland during the pandemic
The Finnish Border Guard issues instructions for entry to Finland during the pandemic. The decision on entry to Finland is made by the Finnish Border Guard. More information can be found from their website.(Link to another website.)
Health security measures for travelers are listed on the website of the Finnish institute for health and welfare.(Link to another website.)
Finentry provides travellers with information about travelling to Finland. With the service you can also book an appointment for a COVID-19 test. FINENTRY service(Link to another website.)