Visiting Family and Friends

Overview

Schengen Visa

Schengen visa have to be obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country where the main purpose of travel lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before making your application to the Finland Embassy. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the embassy or the consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days, or from the point of first entry into the Schengen countries, if the duration of stay is the same in more than one Schengen country.

Visa Fees

Visa Fees Euro Rupees
Schengen visa 60 4300
Children, 6 to 12 years old 35 2500
Children, 0 to 6 years old 0 0
Schengen visa for nationals of countries with visa facilitation agreement 35 2500

Applicant's exempted from visa fee:

  • Family members of EU/EEA–citizen
  • School pupils, students, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training - TO BE EVALUATED CASE PER CASE
  • Researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research - TO BE EVALUATED CASE PER CASE

Service charge:

Type Rupees
VFS Service fee 1449

*Please note that all the service fee is inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%

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Please Note:

  • The applicable visa fee in Rupees is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Also, convenience fees of INR 150 payable for provision of multiple mode of payment.

Documents Required

Please note that the visa category chosen by an applicant must be based on the purpose of travel to Finland and the decision must be made by the applicant him/herself. An application filled incorrectly and carelessly can cause refusal of a visa application. The applicant may need to submit additional details or applicant can be asked to come for an interview at the Embassy.

THE LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Checklist can be downloaded, printed and attached to visa application.
VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Applicants visiting family members or friends legally residing in Finland.
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Photo Specifications

Every applicant needs to provide one photograph. Photograph should be:

  • In colour.
  • Taken within the last six months.
  • Taken against a light one-coloured background.
  • In sharp focus and of good quality.
  • 47 mm high x 36 mm wide in size
  • Height of the head should be 25–35mm.
  • Manipulated photo is not accepted.
  • Printed on photo paper.

See more information about the passport photo guidelines by the Finnish Police.

Travel Medical Insurance

Each applicant (including children) must have a travel medical insurance. Exceptions are family members of EU/EEA citizens, as well as holders of diplomatic and official passports on mission.

Basic requirements for an insurance policy:

  • Insurance should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay.
  • Insurance validity area should cover the whole Schengen area or to be worldwide. No areal restrictions are allowed (for example “Finland, Schengen”).
  • The insurance coverage limit should be not less than 30.000 euros or equivalent amount in other currency (for example 50.000 dollars)
  • Policies should insure your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and assistance on site, including the costs of medical repatriation to the place of permanent residence of the insured person or the repatriation in case of death.

Original insurance policy needs to be presented during submission; applicant can provide a copy to the application (Embassy does not return documents after application has been processed).

Travel medical insurances can be bought from an approved insurance company.

An applicant for multiple-entry visa may provide an insurance policy which covers the first trip. The applicant undertakes to purchase an insurance policy for further trips by signing the visa application.

Processing Time

The estimated processing time is up to 15 calendar days for individuals and up to 20 working days for groups of more than 15 people.

In individual cases and during high season the Embassy can extend the processing time to 30 days if needed.