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News, 11/6/2018 | Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles

Finland Opens New Application Centres on the West Coast

Finland is improving the submission of Schengen Visa applications and study or employment based residence permit applications on the West Coast.  

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Application Center opens on November 19, 2018. Appointments can be made from November 12 onwards. Other Finland VFS Global Centre locations  are in Washington, D.C, New York, Houston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Finland VFS Global Centre will open on November 29, 2018 in Vancouver Canada, were study and employment based residence permit applicants living in the state of Washington can submit their biometric data (photo and fingerprints).  Vancouver Centre will not accept visa applications.

The aim of outsourcing is to simplify the submission of Schengen visa applications and work and study-related residence permit applications as well as to offer more comprehensive services for applicants. Visa applications and biometric data for residence permit applications must always be submitted in person, and an appointment is mandatory.

Visa applications will continue to be processed in the Finnish missions also in the future. The Finnish Immigration Service is the decision-making authority in residence permit matters. The missions continue to accept other than work and study-related residence permit applications and passport applications.


Residence permit

Call centre

Phone  +1 212-203-0023 Monday–Friday 8 am–6 pm CST


Application Centres:

Opening hours 9 am–3 pm (by appointment only). Los Angeles Application Centre 9am−2pm.

Passport collection 4–5 pm Monday–Friday

Finland Application Centres:                                                      


USA Inc. 142 E Ontario St., Suite # 1700, Chicago, IL- 60611


2425 West Loop S, Suite 330, Houston, TX 77002

Los Angeles

8530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 459, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

New York

145 West 45th Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10036

San Francisco

315 Montgomery Street, Floor 10, San Francisco, CA 94104

From November 26th onwards:

110 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Washington D.C.         

1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20005    

Vancouver, Canada (ONLY residence permits)

580 Hornby Street Unit 440,Vancouver, BC V6C 3B6                                            
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Updated 11/9/2018

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