If you wish to visit Finland, for example as a tourist, or stay with relatives or friends, or make a business or conference trip, you will generally need a Finland Visit visa.
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Finland Visit Visa Requirements
fill the Finland Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background
Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
Travel medical visa insurance: confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Finland and the entire Schengen area.
A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Finland and itinerary.
A copy of your return-ticket reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Finland. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
Proof of Accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Finland.
Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
Means of subsistence Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay.
Have your passport and credit card ready when applying and paying.
Gather your documents
Please gather the relevant documents provided in the document checklist above.
Finalize your application in person
List of Countries whose citizens need a visa to visit Finland
Dem. Rep. Of Congo Mali
Dominican Republic Mongolia
List of Countries whose citizens don't need a visa to visit Finland
Antigua and Barbuda
United States of America
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Which type of Visa do you need to Visit Finland
You can apply for a Schengen visa (i.e. short-term visa) for a stay not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period. The Schengen visa is valid for 26 countries, which means you can freely travel between any of the Schengen state countries once you enter in any Schengen country.
Finland Visit Visa Processing Time
The visa process at the Finnish Embassy takes 10 working days. We recommend you to apply at least 15 days before the planned trip. Some applications may require further processing. Please note that all applications are processed individually.
Finland Visit Visa Fees
from 2 February 2020 onward
Visa fee (also for a negative decision)
Visa fee for children aged 6 to 11 (also for a negative decision)
In accordance with the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and a third country, the visa fee payable by a citizen of the country in question is (also for a negative decision)
In accordance with a separate visa facilitation agreement, the fee for an accelerated procedure is (also for a negative decision)
Forms to which a visa is affixed for persons whose travel document is not accepted by Finland.