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Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles: Visas and residence permits

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Washington, D.C.
CONSULATES GENERAL OF FINLAND, New York and Los Angeles

  • Embassy of Finland, Washington
    Tel. +1-202-298 5800, sanomat.was@formin.fi
  • Consulate General of Finland, New York
    Tel. +1-212-750 4400, sanomat.nyc@formin.fi
  • Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles
    Tel. +1-310-203 9903, sanomat.los@formin.fi
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Visas and residence permits to Finland

A Schengen visa application must be submitted in person to the Consulate General that has jurisdiction in your home state. Residence permits must also be applied for in person. An appointment is mandatory. Please note that there is no expedited process available, and status inquiries by telephone or email do not expedite the application process.

Make sure whether you need a visa or a residence permit, and which documents are required from the links below.

Customer service

By appointment only

Embassy, Washington D.C.
Tel: +1-202-298 5800
E-mail: passi.was@formin.fi
Customer service by appointment only Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Please note: Finnish Embassy no longer issues visas. Visa applicants residing in Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland should contact VFS Global www.vfsglobal.se/USA

Consulate General, New York
Tel. +1-212-750 4400
E-mail: consulate.nyc@formin.fi
Customer service by appointment only: Mon-Thu 9.00 am -12.00 pm and Mon, Tue and Thu 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm
Appointments must be reserved via online appointment reservation system. Please note that the link works only with Internet Explorer and Safari.

Consulate General, Los Angeles
Tel: +1-310-203 9903
E-mail: passi.los@formin.fi
Customer service by appointment only Mon-Thu 9.00 am-12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Thu 1.00 pm-2.00 pm, Fri 10.00 am-12.00 pm

Visa

Documents in this order:

Visa application
-  Photo (max. 6 months old) attached
-  Passport and a passport copy
-  Green Card/ US visa and a copy
-  Employer letter or school letter
-  Hotel reservation and/or invitation letter
-  Flight reservation
-  Bank statements (3 months)
- Travel insurance on 1 page:
   o  Name
   o  Validity = time of journey
   o  Schengen / EU / Worldwide
   o  40,000 usd, non-deductible
           - Medical
           - Hospitalization
           - Repatriation
-  Prepaid FedEx/DHL/UPS envelope
-  Fee

Residence permit

-  Photo (max. 6 months old)
-  Supporting documents: www.migri.fi
-  Prepaid FedEx/DHL/UPS envelope  
Fee

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Updated 9/26/2017


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