Consulate General of Finland inSt. Petersburg, whose address is Preobrazhenskaya Square, 4, is carrying out a huge work on issuing visa permits. Every year, through the hands of his staff passes at least a million different documents. Practically all applications for departure to Finland are resolved in a positive way, the percentage of refusals is extremely small, usually not exceeding one. This indicator is the smallest of all Schengen states.
The process of obtaining a visa at the Finnish consulatehas one of the most simplified forms. In Finland, it is clearly interested that the flow of tourists from Russia is constantly increasing, from this the economy of the country only wins. Tourists bring significant profits to Finnish hotels, shops, cottages, as well as entertainment and recreation.
For a tourist visa to the consulateFinland in St. Petersburg must, in addition to the passport and medical policy, provide a completed application form with a photo. And also should be confirmed: the purpose of the visit, the place of stop in Finland and the availability of the necessary funds from the tourist. In the foreign passport of the departing there must be at least two blank pages. The term of its validity must exceed the date of return from the tour for at least three months. If there is a previous passport with the permission obtained earlier, it should also be presented to consular employees.
Consulate of Finland in St. Petersburgexposes the requirement to fill out the questionnaire only in Latin, it is allowed to use Russian language using transliteration. It is permissible both manual and computer filling of the form of the questionnaire, but the signature must be put by the tourist himself. The questionnaire for a minor may be filled by third parties, except for parents, and it must be signed by a guardian or one of the parents.
Confirm place of residence in Finland touristcan, having submitted hotel reservation. If you plan to stop at the private trader, you should show the document from the owner of the home, lease or letter with the intention to provide the tourist with housing. The tourist purpose of the visit can be confirmed by the tourist policy or the program of the planned trip. In the latter case, a ticket reservation must be presented. The minimum amount of travel insurance for a tourist visa for Finland corresponds to thirty thousand euros, which meets the Schengen requirements.
The insurance must begin immediately afterdirections to the Finnish Consulate in St. Petersburg, a package of documents for visa processing, and it must extend to the entire Schengen territory. The insurance company must have accreditation in the embassy of Finland. You can not fill out a policy by hand.
Financial viability can be confirmedA certificate indicating the amount of the tourist's bank account or salary at work. In case of presenting a sponsorship letter, the sponsor's presence and validity should be documented.
To obtain a permit forYou must go directly to the Finnish Consulate in St. Petersburg or the visa center located there. In the case of residing in other regions, it is also possible to apply to the employees of consular departments in such cities as Moscow, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Yekaterinburg and so on.
Some firms offer intermediary serviceson registration of visas. The submission of a package of documents is necessarily accompanied by the formulation of consent to the processing of personal information, as regulated by Russian law. The procedure of registration includes the choice of the required type of visa and the preparation of a package of documents.
It should be remembered that the entry to the Finnish consulate in St. Petersburg, as well as to any other selected department or visa center, is made in advance.
Then, at the appointed time, you should come fordocuments. After the appropriate waiting period, you can pick up your visa and passport. In some cases, the applicant may be summoned for an interview in order to clarify certain questions concerning departure to Finland.
It is advisable to make an appointment with the consulate employees one month before the planned visit.
The deadline for processing travel documents isfourteen days. In fact, a passport with a visa is issued even before this period. In exceptional cases, the verification time can be extended. The exact date can be specified on the corresponding site.