Visa Application Centres commenced operations on 9th of January 2018 in Helsinki, Lappeenranta and Turku. This new procedure does not only avoid queuing and waiting lists but also focuses on delivering the visa within a short period of time.
This service is available to all nationals resident in Finland who wish to apply for a Russian visa. The visa applications are to be submitted at the Visa Application Centres in Helsinki, Turku and Lappeenranta without prior appointment. All applications will be assessed by the Diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation in Finland.
Applicants have the option of applying at the Visa Application Centres or at the Embassy/Consulate General by booking an appointment in advance on this website.
Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or not being processed.