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.

Serbia: travel documents to Finland

(valid until further notice)

Visa free

  • Holders of biometric and diplomatic passports to Schengen area and Finland

Visa required

  • Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport) to Schengen area and Finland
  • The exemption from the visa requirement does not apply to persons living in the Kosovo region holding biometric passports granted by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade. These passports, marked MUP R SRBIJE, KOORDINACIONA UPRAVA, must be accompanied with a visa.

Travel documents accepted by Finnish authorities

  • Ordinary passport
  • Diplomatic passport 
  • Service passport / Official passport
  • Travel Document for refugees (1951 Geneva convention)
  • Travel Documents for stateless person (1954 New York convention)
  • Emergency Travel Document (laissez-passer)
  • Seaman's book (on duty)

Visa facilitation agreements

Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia 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 334/137)

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


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