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No. 2, Haddadian St., Mirzapour St.,
Dr. Shariati Ave, Qeytarieh, Tehran 19336, Iran
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Schengen visa

Visa Services

The submission of visa applications in Iran is outsourced to Finland Visa Application Centre, maintained by VFS Global in Tehran.  The new Visa Application Centre makes it easier to apply for a Schengen visa to Finland and Estonia.

All appointments for the Visa Application Centre are booked in advance by sending an email to the address:, Applications can be filled out online as well.

All applications are to be submitted by the applicant in person. The applicant gives his or her biometrics at the same time.  The Visa Application Centre charges a service fee for each application.

The applicant can request the Visa Application Centre to return the passport to his or her address in Iran by courier. For more information and other services please visit the Visa Application Centre's website

Embassy of Finland still processes the applications and makes all the visa decisions.

VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Iran:


When applying for a visa to Finland and Estonia on or after 15th July 2018, applicants are requested to  submit their visa applications at the following Visa Application Centre (VAC):

Joint Visa Application Centre

4th Floor, Heravi Centre, Square Heravi,

Street Mousavi (Golestan 5th Street) District 4,

Tehran, Iran

Nearest metro station to Heravi  is Tehran Metro line number 3. It is located by the  Sayyad Expressway not far from Heravi Sq. in Northwestern Tehran

Working hours:     8.00 – 17.00 (Sunday to Thursday)
Submission:         8.00 – 15.00
With returning      15.00 – 17.00
of passports

Helpline:             +98 21 2767 4000

ارائه درخواست ویزای فنلاند در ایران به مرکز اخذ ویزا که توسط شرکت جهانی وی اف اس تامین می شود،  برون سپاری شده است. این مرکز درخواست ویزای شینگن به فنلاند و استونی را آسانتر می کند.

جهت دریافت نوبت برای تحویل مدارک به مرکز خدمات ویزا به آدرس زیر ایمیل بفرستید.

فرم درخواست ویزا را می توان بصورت آنلاین تکمیل کرد.

حضور شخص متقاضی در مرکز درخواست ویزا برای تحویل مدارک ضروری بوده و اثر انگشت وی ثبت خواهد شد. مرکز درخواست ویزا هزینه ای بابت خدمات خود از هر متقاضی دریافت خواهد کرد.

در ضمن در صورت درخواست متقاضی، گذرنامه وی از طریق پست به آدرسی که به مرکز معرفی می نماید ارسال خواهد شد. برای دریافت اطلاعات بیشتر و اطلاع از سایر خدمات به آدرس وب سایت مرکز درخواست ویزا مراجعه کنید:

سفارت فنلاند همچنان بررسی درخواست ها و کلیه تصمیم گیری ها جهت صدور ویزا را انجام خواهد داد.

مرکز درخواست ویزا در ایران:

آدرس: تهران، منطقه 1، خیابان مقدس اردبیلی، مرکز خرید پالادیوم، طبقه 11

ساعات کاری:

  17:00 08:00

ساعات پذیرش مدارک:

15:00 08:00

ساعات برای برگرداندن گذرنامه به متقاضی:

17:00 15:00

ایمیل جهت دریافت نوبت:  .

وب سایت:


Visa application grounds

All citizens of Iran need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area.

If you are legally and permanently residing in Iran you can apply for a visa at the VFS Global outsourcing centre. Foreign nationals residing in Iran have to present a valid work permit or residence permit of Iran.

 A visa is an entry permit that is granted for a short-term and temporary stay of up to 90 days in a 180-day period. Visa can be issued for single, double or multiple entries. A visa allows travel in all Schengen countries unless otherwise stated in the visa. You may move freely within the Schengen area during the validity of the visa. When the visa validity period ends you must leave the Schengen area.  Visa holders are not allowed to work in the Schengen area.

If the intended stay exceeds 90 days, a residence permit has to be applied. As a general rule a residence permit is needed for work and internships even for a short time.

Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Obtaining a visa is not a subjective right. A visa decision is based on the application and the information provided in its appendices, and also on the issues that have come up in the possible interview. The Embassy deals with each visa application individually, and applications cannot be compared with each other. Visa can be issued according to the requested type and duration, shorter than requested duration with single, double,   multiple entries or the visa can be refused.

Information on the visa application and decision can be given only to the applicant. The applicant can authorize another person to represent him or her by giving the person a power of attorney in writing. In that case the authorized person can be given the same information as the applicant.

A negative decision is given in writing on the standard form specified in the Visa Code. In accordance with Finnish legislation, diplomatic missions or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are not obligated to justify a visa decision to the visa applicant in any greater detail. If the visa application is refused, the applicant may file a rectification request concerning the decision. Instructions for filing a rectification request are found on the bottom of this page.

As soon as you receive your visa, make sure that all the information it contains is correct!

Arrival to the Schengen area

A visa is only one of the requirements of entry into the Schengen area.  The conditions of entry are re-evaluated at the border.

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