The entry to and residence in Finland of foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of the Finnish Aliens Act and the Schengen Acquis. Nationals of foreign countries, are required to present a visa (visa nationals).
Foreign nationals are requested to apply it at the nearest Finnish mission. In countries where Finland does not have a mission, another Schengen country can represent Finland in visa matters.
It is important that there is enough time to process your Visa-application, so you should leave it early before you travel. The processing takes approximately 15 days. Application should be left to Embassy in person.
A Schengen Visa can be applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination. If no country is your main destination, you should apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your first destination.
When deliver the visa application you have to have an appointment time. You can get an appointment by calling to the Embassy from Monday to Thursday 9–10 am. The telephone number is 038 723 723.
Visa section opening hours:
Phone number: +381 (0) 38 723 723 (between 9.00–10.00)
1. A visa application form
A completed and signed visa application form (pdf).
2. A photograph of yourself
One passport sized photograph in colour: Passport photo guidelines (Police) and matching ICAD specifications:
Please note the requirements:
The photograph must be less than 6 months old, 47mm high and 36mm wide, taken with a plain light-coloured background, in sharp focus and clear. The photo must show the person looking directly at the camera (not profile) with neutral expression (no smiling) and eyes open and visible.
3. A passport (valid)
A passport valid for at least three (3) months following your journey.
4. Travel insurance
Travel insurance covering the duration of the visiting time in Finland (from the date you travel to the date you will be back in Kosovo) Insurance should cover the whole Schengen area. The insurance indemnity should be at least EUR 30,000 and should insure you in case of sudden illness or accident (including travel home) and include transportation home in the event of your death.
5. Enclosures (accompanied other documents)
6. Parental consent for underage children
Underage children require parental consent if they intend to travel unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
The embassy or consulate may also want to interview you to ask about the purpose of your visit.
By signing the application you are responsible for the accuracy of the information you have given. You must sign the form personally. If the form is unsigned or someone else has signed it for you, the application will be denied.