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How To Apply

Step 1

Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to "Schengen visas" link on this website to read more about visa types. Here you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.

Step 2

Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre:

To visit the Visa Application Centre we recommend you to schedule the appointment. For groups of 15 or more applicants scheduled appointment is mandatory. You can book the appointment online or by calling our Helpline.

Please read the security regulation notice before visiting the Visa Application Centre.

Step 3

Submit your visa application:

Visit Visa Application Centre and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with the required supporting documents. Please see the Contact Us page for the location of the Visa Application Centre. For additional cost you can request for courier delivery of your passport to your chosen address in Turkey.

Step 4

There are different methods of payment applicable when applying directly at the Finland Visa Application Centre or at the Embassy of Finland in Turkey:

Methods of payment for visa fees when applying in the Finland Visa Application Centre:

Cash or debit/credit card

Methods of payment for visa fees when applying at The Embassy of Finland

  • If you are a resident of Turkey – The Visa fee is to be paid to the Embassy bank account. Applicants are given a payment slip while submitting the application.
  • If you are resident of Syria or Iraq legally residing in Turkey - payment in cash in Turkish liras

Step 5

Submit biometric data:

After submitting documents you are asked to proceed to the biometrics booth where your fingerprints and a digital photo are collected.

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