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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Bangkok

Embassy of Finland in Bangkok
Athenee Tower, 14th floor, 63 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan
BANGKOK 10330, THAILAND
Tel. +66 220 787 00
E-mail: sanomat.ban@formin.fi, viisumi.ban@formin.fi (Migration Affairs) and ban.konsuli@formin.fi (Consular Affairs)
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Visa Services

Our cooperation partner VFS Global receives visa applications for persons travelling to Finland at the Visa Centre, located near BTS-stations Nana and Asoke and subway Sukhumvit on the 8th Floor of Trendy Building. The  address of Visa Application Centre is No.10/104-106 (801-803), 8th Floor, The Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.

Visa applications can be submitted with or without an appointment at the Visa Centre. Groups with four or more applicants must book a time for submitting their visa applications. Appointments are booked on the Visa Centre website or by telephone (+66 2 118 7009, open Monday–Friday, 8.00–12.00 and 13.00–16.00 local time). The Visa Centre and its telephone lines serve customers in English and Thai. The Visa Centre opening hours and its precise location are found here.

Visa applications can be submitted at the Embassy by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30–11.30 local time. The availability of appointments is limited. The processing time for applications submitted to the Embassy is 15 days from submission of the application. An appointment for submitting a visa application can be booked through the Visa Centre website or telephone service. Telephone queries concerning visas are answered by the Visa Department on Monday–Thursday, 14.00–15.00 local time; the number is +66 2 207 8700. An appointment for the submission of applications cannot be made through the Visa Department’s telephone number. The email address for visa-related queries is viisumi.ban@formin.fi.

Visa Information System (VIS)

With the introduction of VIS on 14 November 2013, all Schengen visa applicants must submit biometric identifiers – fingerprints of all ten fingers and a photograph – when filing an application. A photograph of the applicant is also taken at the Visa Application Centre. Biometric identifiers are stored in a common “Visa Information System” (VIS) database. VIS is an information system that helps Schengen States to share visa application data. More information is available at: ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-information-system/index_en.htm

Visa-related telephone queries are answered at the Embassy on Mondays–Thursdays, 14.00–15.00, tel. +66 2 207 8700. Queries can also be sent by email, viisumi.ban@formin.fi. We recommend the use of email especially from March to June, when the lines are congested due to the peak season. The Visa Centre telephone service is available Monday–Friday, 8.00–12.00 and 13.00–16.00, tel. +66 2 118 7009.

The progression of visa applications submitted to the Visa Centre can be followed on the Centre’s website.

Information on a visa application and decision can only be given to the applicant. The signer of an invitation is not a visa applicant. If the applicant grants a proxy to the signer of an invitation or some other person, the person named in the proxy can be given the same information as the applicant. A proxy is a free-form document which must indicate the names of the applicant and the person receiving the proxy, and it must be signed by the applicant.

The Thai authorities handle visas to Thailand and residence permits for Thailand.
For more information: Thailand Immigration Bureau

Customer Service

  • Visa Centre serves customers near BTS-stations Nana and Asoke and subway Sukhumvit on the 8th Floor of Trendy Building (address: No.10/104-106 (801-803), 8th Floor, The Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110) Monday–Friday 8.00–16.00 both with and without an appointment. Groups with four or more applicants must book a time for submitting their visa applications. The Visa Centre telephone number is +66 2 118 7009 (open Monday–Friday, 8.00–12.00 and 13.00–16.00). Customer service over the telephone is provided in English and Thai. Link to the Visa Centre website http://www.vfsglobal.com/Finland/Thailand/.
  • Visa applications can be submitted at the Embassy by appointment only on tue and Thu 8.30 - 11.30 am. Appointments are booked on the Visa Centre website or by telephone (+66 2 118 7009).
  • Embassy's Visa Department provides telephone service on Monday-Thursday 14.00–15.00, tel. +66 2 207 8700. The email address for questions pertaining to visas is viisumi.ban@formin.fi.
  • Applications for residence permits can be submitted at the Embassy by appointment only on Mon - Thu. Appointments are booked by email directly from the Embassy, viisumi.ban@formin.fi
  • Customer service hours for consular issues, passport issues and the legalization of documents are Monday–Thursday 8.30 - 11.30. There is no customer service on Fridays.The email address for questions pertaining consular issues is ban.konsuli@formin.fi
  • In case of an emergency outside office hours, the number +358 9 160 55555 can be called. This number is meant only for emergencies.
  • See the list of public holidayswhen the embassy is closed.

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