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.

Georgia: travel documents to Finland

(valid until further notice)

Visa free:

  • Holders of a biometric and diplomatic passport to Schengen area and Finland 

Holders of a  biometric, Ordinary passport are visa free to Schengen area and Finland from 28 Mars 2017.

Regulation of the European parliament and the Council (Official Journal of the European Union of 1 Mars 2017 No. L 61/7)

Visa required

  • Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport) to Schengen area and Finland

Travel documents accepted by Finnish authorities

  • Ordinary passport (also e-passport)
  • Diplomatic passport (also e-passport) 
  • Service passport / Official duty passport (also e-passport)
  • Travel Document for refugees (1951 Geneva convention)
  • Travel document for return to Georgia; recognized for exit or transit to return to Georgia

Visa facilitation agreements

Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas (Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)(Official Journal of the European Union, 25 February 2011, Nr. L 52/34)

An agreement between the European Community and Georgia has been in force from 1 March 2011.


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