AFTER SUBMISSION

After submitting your visa application at the Visa Application Centre in Beijing or Shanghai you can check your application status by entering your receipt number and date of birth.

Click here to Track Your Application.

After processing the application, the Finnish Missions will return the passports to the Visa Application Centre. The applicants can collect the passport from the Visa Application Centre or opt for a commercial courier delivery service when submitting the visa application.

Collecting passports from the Visa Application Centre:
08:00–15:00 (from Monday to Friday, except declared holidays)

Applicants can collect their passports from the Visa Application Centre within 30 days beginning from the date when the Visa Application Centre has received the passport from the missions. After 30 days the passports will be returned to the mission of Finland and can be collected there.

Documents required for collection of passports:

  • The original receipt
  • Copy of the data page of your passport stamped by the Finland Visa Application Center (stapled in the receipt)

If you assign a third person to collect your passport:

  • The original receipt
  • Copy of the data page of your passport stamped by the Finland Visa Application Center(stapled in the receipt)
  • Authorization letter from the holder of the passport
  • Original and Copy of the ID card of the person who has been authorized to collect the passport
  • If parent/guardian collect the passport on behalf of the minor child, photocopy of birth certificate of the child or photocopy of Hukou (indicating the relationship between the parent/guardian and child)
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