12 November 2019
New visa sticker for use
All Finnish missions abroad and organisations issuing visas, including the Border Guard, Finnish Customs and the Police, started to use the new EU visa sticker on 11 November 2019. Regulation (EU) 2017/1370, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 on a uniform format for visas, was adopted on 04 July 2017. All Member States must start using the new visa sticker by 21 December 2019.
The introduction of the new visa sticker does not require any measures from visa applicants. Visas issued before 11 November 2019 will be valid for the period of validity indicated on the visa sticker.
06 November 2018
Finland opens new Application Centre in Los Angeles
Finland is improving the submission of Schengen visa applications and study or employment based residence permit applications on the west coast.
Los Angeles Application Centre opens on 19 November 2018 and will be located at: 8530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 459, Beverly Hills, CA.
The appointments are available for booking on 12 November 2018.
06 September 2018
Finland visa application centre in Chicago moves to a new location:
The Finland Visa Application Centre (VAC) at Chicago will now function from new premises from 01 October 2018. The VAC will be located at: 142 East Ontario Street, Floor 17, Chicago IL 60611
28 August 2018
Finland visa application centre in San Francisco moves to a new location:
The Finland Visa Application Centre (VAC) at San Francisco will now function from new premises from 01 September 2018. The VAC will be located at: 315 Montgomery Street, Floor 10, San Francisco, CA 94104