Visa requirements

If you need a visa to Finland, apply for a visa from the nearest Finnish mission or the visa centre that the mission advises to you. Honorary consuls and consulates cannot grant visas.

It has been agreed with some countries that Finland may be represented by another Schengen state. In such cases, apply for a visa to Finland from the mission of that Schengen state. Please visit this page to see which Schengen country represents Finland.

The Schengen states have jointly agreed which countries' citizens are required to present a visa. Each Schengen state decides which passports and travel documents it accepts from different countries' citizens. Schengen member states 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 and Switzerland.

Even if you do not need a visa to visit Finland, you need a valid passport or some other travel document accepted by Finland. It must be valid for at least 90 days after your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. In addition, the passport or other travel document must have been issued less than 10 years ago. Please allow sufficient time to apply for a visa and attach all required documents to your application.

If you do not need a visa to enter the Schengen region, you can stay in Finland or in the territory of other Schengen states for 90 days in any 180-day period. 

For more detailed information on visas, please visit Visa to visit Finland webpage.

For more detailed information on accepted travel documents and if a visa is required, please visit this webpage or the corresponding country page below.

Consultative parties:

Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Ecuador
France
Germany
India
Italy
Japan
Korea (ROK)
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay

Non-consultative parties:

Austria
Belarus
Canada
Colombia
Cuba
Denmark
Estonia
Greece
Guatemala
Hungary
Iceland
Kazakhstan
Korea (DPRK)
Malaysia
Monaco
Mongolia
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Portugal
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Switzerland
Turkey
Venezuela