Finland business visa is meant for individuals who wish to visit this nation for various business activities like conducting business meetings, attending trade fairs and exhibitions, participate in workshops, etc. This nation is outdoing in the export industry and in the up gradation of the start-ups in the IT, gaming and bio technological divisions. This is gaining enough business engagement from various multinational organizations all over the world. If you are planning to apply for business visa to Finland. Reach us for best visa services where we will be assisting you on the Finland Business visa documents checklist, application form filling, visa appointment and visa process.

Finland Business Visa Checklist for Applicants

  • Original Passport [Current and Previous if applicable].

  • Every applicant needs to provide one photograph. Below are the specifications.

    • 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.
  • Travel medical insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000. 

  • Flight reservation and hotel booking

Inviter Requirement For Finland Business Visa

  • Invitation Letter from Finland Organization.

Supporting Document For Finland Business Visa

  • A covering letter from employer stating the applicant’s travel details and passport details. The sponsor details also has to be mentioned.

Finland Business Processing Time

  • The Visa processing time is 15-20 working days per individual. You can apply for the visa with 3 months from your intended date of travel. 

Finland Business Visa Duration

  • The embassy gives a maximum duration of 3 months for a 180 day period. However, every applicant need not get a complete 90 day visa, it depends on the travel dates mentioned in the application by the applicant.

Finland Business Visa Application Form

  • The Visa application form is available in the official website. You can consult Sanctum for assisting you with the application form filling.

Finland Business Visa from India Process and Services

  • Filling Finland Business Visa Form

  • Customizing Finland business visa checklist as per the applicant’s case

  • Scheduling appointments for biometrics

  • Providing cover letter format for applicant and invitation Letter format for sponsor or inviter.

  • Assist in preparing the complete day wise business agenda.

  • Mock Interview preparation with options of face to face at our office premises or though telephone or Skype calls if required.

  • Providing flight itinerary and searching for hotel booking link assistance.

  • Assistance with Travel Insurance at additional cost

Frequently Asked Questions – Finland Business Visa

Is it difficult to get Finland visa?
It is not difficult to get a Finland visa, if you have the right documentation in place. Also make sure you are following the right website for the list of documents and booking the appointment. Sanctum consultants can help you with the Finland visa assistance.

How long I need to wait to get a Finland visa?
You need to wait for at least 15 working days for the decision. The estimated processing time is 15 working days for individual applications. For group applications, it might take up to 20 working days. At certain cases, during the high season times, the embassy might take longer time than expected.

What is the process to apply for Finland visa from India?
You need arrange the documents as per the checklist. Then book an appointment with the Finland VFS. Attend the biometrics, submit the documents and make the application fee payment. Post this, you need to wait for the decision.

How much funds is it required to show for Schengen visa?
The funds to be shown depends on the number of applicants and the number of days the applicants is/are travelling. You can contact us for more information on this.
How to apply for an extension of a Schengen Visa while being in Finland?
It is generally not possible to extend a short stay Schengen/Finland visa. However, under emergency case, you can contact the immigration authority in Finland and lodge your request.

What is a Finland Schengen Business Visa?
A Finland business visa allows the applicant to travel to Finland for all types of short business activities.

How is anyone eligible for Finland Business Visa?
Any individual who has a valid passport and valid invitation letter from Finland can be eligible for applying Finland business visa. There are other requirements apart from the above, as well for the visa purpose. You can contact us for more information.

What is the visa requirements for Finland?
The below documents are primarily required for initiating the process.
Invitation letter from Finland and supporting letter for sponsorship.
Passport and other financial documents.
Travel insurance.
Application form and photographs.
Flight and hotel bookings.

What are the photo requirements for Finland Business Visa?
All the applicants need to provide photographs with below specifications.
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.

What is the visa application fee for Finland Business Visa?
The visa fee per person above 12 years is Euros 80, for children below 12 years the visa fee is Euros 40. Also there would be additional fee for Visa application service charge and convenience fee.

How to check my visa status post my biometrics?
You can track your passport status through the official website. However, the applicant receives the updates through emails or SMS. You will know the visa decision only when you receive your passport.
Is the medical test required for Finland business visa for biometrics?
No it is not required for Finland business short term visas. However, the applicant is required to take travel medical insurance for the visa purpose.

How much time should I give before the start of the intended visit to apply for a Finland business visa?
You can apply for the visa within 3 months of time from your intended travel date. The visa processing time is 15-20 working days for an application.
Is it a must for me to book a slot for biometrics for a Finland business visa?
Yes, for the first time travelers, it is a must to attend the biometrics. For people who has already travelled to Finland in the last 3 years, it is not required.

I am visiting multiple Schengen countries, therefore from which consulate should I be applying for my Schengen visa?
You need to apply from the Consulate, wherever you planned to stay the maximum number of days and your port of first entry. For clear information, contact Sanctum consultants.