Finland set to introduce four new visa centers in northwest Russia

September 12, 2014

Finland plans to open four new visa centers in northwest Russia

The Consulate General of Finland in Russia's, northern capital of St. Petersburg is set to introduce four new visa centers for visitors in northwest Russia.

The new centers stationed in Vologda, Pskov, Vyborg, and Novgorod will help tourists in those centers to acquire their documents with regards to Schengen visa, and no need to go to St. Petersburg or Moscow.

Moreover, the new centers will minimize the saddle on the Consulate General of Finnish in St. Petersburg, which has issued record number of Schengen visas at any consulate in the world.

Some 1.2 million Schengen visas were granted to citizens of Russia to enter the Finland. An approximate count of 680, 000 visas have been granted till now in this year. The visas permits Russians to transit across the schengen zone that comprises around 26 member states including Germany, France, Spain, Italy along with Finland.

The first new visa center will be opened in Vyborg on 26 September 2014.

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