How To Apply

Step 1

Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to "Schengen visas" link on this website to understand details of different visa types. There you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.

Step 2

Book an appointment to visit the Visa Application center :

To visit the Visa Application center we recommend you to schedule the appointment. You can book the appointment online or by calling our Helpline.
Please read the security regulation notice before visiting the center .

Step 3

Submit your visa application:

Visit the Visa Application center and submit your completed Visa Application Form along with required supporting documents. Please see the Contact Us page for the location of the center . In order to avoid a second trip to the Visa Application center after your application has been processed, you may opt for a commercial courier delivery service of your passport for an additional fee.

Step 4

Pay application fee:

Visa fee is paid at the submission counter in cashin Chinese yuan. Receipt will be provided for all payments made at the center. (Beijing/Xi’An/Chongqing/Guangzhou/Shenyang/Wuhan/Changsha/Chengdu Finland VAC also accepts debit card and credit card payment, Shanghai/Hangzhou Finland VAC accepts debit card payment.)

Step 5

Collect your ready passport:

Track the progress of your application  and come accordingly to pick up your passport. If you have opted for a commercial courier delivery service your passport will be delivered to your chosen address.

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