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Located in Northern Europe, Finland is a member state of the European Union since 1995. Its capital city is Helsinki. The Nordic country is neighbours with Russia, Norway, Sweden and Estonia.
The guide to visa application procedure for Finland will provide you with the most up-to-date information on general requirements for citizens of various nationalities.
You can learn about the country specific visa rules and regulations along with the required documents throughout the process. Make sure to buy your “Finland Flight Ticket” to kick off your preparations.
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Finland is listed among the Schengen zone of the EU, in which states have jointly agreed their visa requirements towards third country nationals. However, each state may enforce specific regulations concerning the travel documents it asks from citizens of different countries. You can find online the extensive list of travel documents detailed for foreigners.
There are different visa types including single-entry, double-entry, multiple-entry and airport transit visas that enable holders to enter Finland for stays up to 90 days in periods of 180 days. Single-entry visa grants one time entrance whereas double-entry visa holders may travel twice in designated times. On the other hand, multiple-entry visa allows for consecutive visits not exceeding the time constraints.
Schengen visa allows its holder to move freely within the Schengen area for a short period. The Schengen area comprises of 26 European countries, namely the Schengen States, among which border controls are abolished. Therefore, passengers who wish to travel in the Schengen area either for business-related or touristic visits are obliged to obtain Schengen visa for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. The complete list of Schengen States include Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Finland’s tourist visa requirements and application procedures are explained for specific categories below. In general, applicants must submit their applications comprising of the requested documents to the Diplomatic Mission or authorized visa application centers in due time. Please bear in mind that the necessary documents may differ depending on the term and purpose of your stay, hence the category of your visa.
There are specific documents to attach to your application dossier depending on your status of employment.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. The sponsor is entitled to certain requirements. Hence, only first grade relatives can fulfill this position. You can check our website for all the relevant details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Citizens of European countries can benefit from visa-free travel opportunities within the borders of the European Union.
You can find below fixed fees for different types of Finland visas determined by authorities as of March 2020. The visa fees include consultation, submission and processing of your application. However, please keep in mind that under specific conditions some applicants may be exempt from visa fees or benefit from reduced prices. The visa fee is non-refundable, thus in the case of rejection of your application reimbursements are not available.
|Short-Stay Visa (Adults)||80€|
|Airport Transit Visa||80€|
|Children Between 6-11 Years of Age||40€|
|Children Younger Than 6 Years of Age||Free of Charge|
|Nationals of Countries which signed the Visa Fee Facilitation Agreement||35€|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
You can indicate your request for a multiple entry visa on the application form which will be evaluated based on the frequency and relevance of your travel to Schengen area. However, you will be asked to prove your reasons and provide evidence of your frequent travels.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal. If you would like to obtain more information on the appeal procedures, you should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Schengen State you will be visiting.
Generally processing of a visa application by the Consulate takes approximately 15 days. However, it may be prolonged up to 30 days and/or exceptionally 60 days for individual cases whereby a more detailed examination is deemed necessary.
Some Schengen states may require prior consultation even when visa applications are made to other Schengen States by nationals of listed countries. In this case, the consultation procedure may take up to seven days. Apart from that, your nationality shall not be a prior condition for the issuing of your visa, provided that you will have submitted all the required documents.
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