Due to the peak season Embassy of Finland is kindly requesting you to refrain from the email inquiries. Any status updates of the application process are not available. Processing time of the tourist, friends and family applications is 15 - 20 working days.
Visa applications are submitted in VFS Global Visa Application Centers in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Visa Application Centers are open Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (New Delhi) and Mon-Fri 9.00-15.00 (other cities). The Visa Application Centers are located at the following addresses:
New Delhi: Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
Bangalore: Prestige Atrium No 1, Central Street
Chennai: Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore
Hyderabad: 8-2-700, 3rd Floor, Srida Anushka Pride, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills
Kolkata: VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga
Mumbai: Trade Centre, 3rd Floor, ‘G’ Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
It is possible to submit a visa application at the Embassy only with a prior appointment. Number of appointments to be given are limited. Appointments can only be booked through Visa Application Centers.
For more information on how to apply for a visa at the Visa Application Centers:
Phone service hours of the Embassy: Tuesday and Thursday 14.00 - 16.00, Tel. +91 11 4149 7570
There are no changes in submitting a residence permit application. Residence permit applications can only be submitted at the Embassy.
Please send the e-mail inquiries regarding the visa and residence permit matters to visa.nde (at) formin.fi
The visa application form needs to be signed by the applicant. The form can be completed electronically and printed out. Only application forms in English are accepted.
Schengen Visa Application Form (pdf, 74 kb)
For more information on how to apply for a visa and information regarding necessary documents to be attached to the form: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Finland/India/
Applying for a visa in the neighboring countries
Finland is represented by Sweden in visa affairs in Bangladesh. The visa applicants living in Bangladesh are requested to submit their applications at the Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka.
Norway represents Finland in Sri Lanka. The applicants are requested to submit their applications at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo.
Finland is represented by Netherlands in Pakistan, where the applicants may submit their applications at the Dutch Embassy in Islamabad.
The appendices (e.g. invitation letter) shall be presented in English or in the language of the representing country.