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Visas and residence permits to Finland - 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

The first biometric Schengen visa must be applied in person, after that the fingerprints are valid for 5 years in which time visa application can be mailed. Also a residence permit shall be applied in person. An appointment is mandatory.

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-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm, both Mon and Thu 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am -12.00 pm

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
-  Green Card/ US visa 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
-  FedEx / DHL/ UPS prepaid envelope
-  Fee

Residence permit

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

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Updated 9/15/2016


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