Citizens of EU member states, citizens of the Nordic countries and citizens of countries on the list of visa-free states, providing they possess other valid travel documents, don't need a visa when coming to Finland.

The Schengen member states – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – have jointly agreed about the rules concerning the movement of third-country nationals in their territories and decided which countries' citizens are required to present a visa. Furthermore, each Schengen State has decided which travel documents citizens of different third countries have to present upon entering the country.

As a rule, foreign nationals who need an entry visa are requested to apply it from the Finnish mission that represents Finland in their home country. If you need to obtain visa for your visit to Finland, please note that each country national needs to prepare special documents for visa application. Please visit links below to find nearest Finnish mission for obtaining your visa. You might need some special permits or license in Finland. You can also find more information about permits in Finland in the related links.


Updated: 14.8.2012
Source: Finnish Immigration Services
Photo: Heidi Kyllönen