A visa is an entry permit for a short, temporary visit of less than 90 days. A Schengen visa to Finland must be applied in person at the Finland Visa Application Centre. The application process takes about 15 days from the date when you apply.
Schengen visa to Finland
Visa Application Centre
Address: VFS Global, Str.Rrustem Statovci No 36, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo
Call Centre: +383 38 412 712 / +383 38 412 812
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 09.00- 16.00
Residence permit appointments via email:
Submit your visa application no later than 15 days before your planned trip.The application can be submitted a maximum three (3) months before the planned travel date.
The Embassy of Finland in Pristina accepts a very limited number of Schengen visa applicants with a prior appointment. Visa application appointments to the Embassy must also be booked through the Finland Visa Application Centre.
In case you submit the visa application at the Embassy the payment is made only through bank transfer. Proof of payment must be available during application. Please follow the payment instructions.
Your conditions of entry to Finland are re-evaluated upon arrival in the country. In addition to your visa, you are asked to produce a valid passport or travel document, an insurance document for the duration of your stay and the supporting documents.
You must prove that you have enough funds (EUR 30 per day) to support yourself. The funds need to be sufficient for your stay and return or continuation trip. If you have a valid return ticket, its value reduces the amount of funds you are required to have with you.
You must not have an entry ban to the Schengen area. Your entry into the country can be prohibited also if you are considered to constitute a danger to the public order and security, public health, or Finland's relations with other countries.
Furthermore, your entry may be refused if there is reason to suspect that you intend to earn money by dishonest means.
The recipient of a decision made by a Finnish mission to refuse, to annul or to revoke a visa (otherwise than at the request of the visa holder), may request rectification of the decision from the mission. Instructions for a rectification request are appended to the decision. The rectification request must be lodged within 30 days of notice of the decision on the visa application. The rectification request must be made in writing in Finnish or Swedish.