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.

Palestinian territory: travel documents to Finland

(valid until further notice)

Visa required

  • Visa required to Schengen area and Finland

Travel documents accepted by Finnish authorities

  • Ordinary passport (*) see below
  • A VIP (special) passport is accepted as an ordinary passport

(*) Finland accepts only passports which include the right of return to the West Bank. Persons whose passport ID number starts with 4, 8 or 9 are entitled to return to the West Bank. The ID number also proves that the passport holder is officially an Israeli citizen. Furthermore, passports granted in Gaza after June 2007 are not acceptable travel documents to Finland (granted by Hamas).




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