Visa requirement and travel documents accepted by Finland

The Schengen member states 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.

The European Commission is maintaining the table of travel documents accepted by the Schengen member states, and entitling the holder to cross the external borders and which may be endorsed with a visa: Travel documents issued by third countries and territorial entities (Part I)(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) (European Commission).

Visa requirements and travel documents accepted by Finland are listed below.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: travel documents to Finland

(valid until further notice)

Visa free

Holders of a biometric passport or a diplomatic passport: visa free to Schengen area and Finland

Visa required

Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport): Visa required to Schengen area and Finland

Travel documents accepted by Finnish authorities

  • Ordinary passport
  • Diplomatic passport
  • Service passport / Official duty passport 
  • Travel Documents for stateless person (1954 New York convention)
  • Travel Document for refugees (1951 Geneva convention)
  • "Putni List" (Travelling certificate) – recognised only for return to Bosnia and Herzegovina (Repatriation certificate for BIH citizens)
  • Seaman's book (on duty)

Visa facilitation agreements

Agreement between the European Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the facilitation of the issuance of visas(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) (Official Journal of the European Union, 19 Dec. 2007, Nr. L 334/97)

Agreements between the European Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been in force from 1 January 2008.


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