Everything You Need To Know About
Finland is a member of European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom do not
need a Schengen visa to enter the country.
Even though the United Kingdom has left
the European Union, Finland has agreed to continue the visa exemption status
for British nationals. However, foreign nationals who are residents of the UK
need a visa to enter Finland.
All foreign nationals, aged above 12 should complete a biometric process
(fingerprint) to visit Finland.
on the requirements of the foreign national, authorities in Finland have
classified their visa into several types, and they are mentioned below.
name indicates, Finland tourist visas are issued to foreign nationals planning
to visit the country for tourism-related activities.
Please find below the
required documents to obtain a Finland tourist visa.
- A signed passport of the foreign national
should be submitted. While submitting the passport, the foreign national
should make sure that it has at least six months validity and two blank
pages for markings.
- Two passport photographs taken in a white
background which are not old than three months should be submitted. In the
photographs, the foreign national should make sure that he or she is maintaining
a neutral facial expression.
- Applicants of Finland tourist visa who reside
in the United Kingdom should submit the original ILR card or proof of
resident status. It should be noted that these documents are valid for at
least six months after you return from Finland.
- The applicant should submit the full version of
the itinerary. It should be noted that this itinerary should be issued by
an airline company or a travel agency. Authorities in Finland will
determine the number of entries in visa based on the itinerary submitted.
- It is necessary to submit an employment letter
from the company in the United Kingdom. This letter should assure that the
traveler will rejoin his or her job upon completion of the trip. The employment
letter should be addressed to the Finland High Commission. If self-employed,
you can submit the business license or tax return. People who are retired
can submit proofs of retirement funds.
- The traveler should submit the confirmed, fully
paid hotel room booking reservation details. The copy of this confirmed
room booking should have the traveler’s name in it, and it should also
have the name of the hotel and its address.
- The applicant is required to submit his or her
last three months bank statements as a proof of financial capability. Please
note that the minimum balance in this bank statement should not be less
than £600. The applicant should also make sure that the bank statement is stamped
by the issuing bank.
- Travel insurance proof should be submitted.
Please make sure that this insurance is obtained in the United Kingdom,
and it should cover the traveler’s journey throughout the Schengen area. The
insurance should also submit a minimum coverage of €30,000.
a minor is traveling to Finland, it is necessary to submit the below-mentioned
- It is necessary to submit the birth certificate
of the traveler.
- The applicant should submit a notarized travel
permission from parents.
- It is necessary to submit the copies of parents’
authorities offer both single and multiple entry tourist visas to foreign
nationals. The validity of both these visas is three months, and the maximum
days a traveler can stay inside the country is 90 days.
nationals traveling to Finland should understand that these visas are
exclusively given to travelers who visit the country for tourism purposes.
Using these visas, foreign nationals are not supposed to work inside the country.
If authorities find you work inside the country without proper documents, then
you will be compelled to face serious legal consequences.
issues business visas to foreign nationals who plan to visit the country for
business-related activities that include commercial trading.
Please find below
the necessary documents that are needed to obtain a Finland business visa.
- The passport of the applicant with a minimum
validity of six months and two blank pages need to be submitted. If the passport
has a validity of less than six months, it is necessary to renew it before
applying for the visa.
- The foreign national should submit two
passport-sized photographs. The photographs should be taken in a white
background, and it should show the full frontal view of the applicant’s
head with the face centered in the middle.
- It is necessary to submit the ILR card or the
proof of residence status. Please note that these documents should be
valid for at least six months after returning from Finland.
- The applicant should submit the complete
itinerary. It should be noted that the authorities in Finland will
determine the number of entries in your visa based on the itinerary.
- The foreign national should submit proof of
hotel room booking reservation.
- The traveler should submit an employment letter
issued by the company in the United Kingdom. This employment letter should
state that the traveler will join the job back after returning from
Finland. The letter should be addressed to the Finland High Commission. Self-employed
travelers can submit proof of business license or tax return. If you are a
retired person, you can submit proof of retirement funds.
- A business letter from the company in Finland
should be submitted. This business letter should detail everything about
the trip, including its purpose and nature. The letter should also
guarantee sufficient funds for the traveler. This business invitation
letter should be addressed to the consulate of Finland, and the applicant
should make sure that it is not old than one month.
- The applicant should submit the bank statements
of last three months. The bank statement should detail the full name and address
of the applicant, and the complete transactions in these months. It should
be also noted that the minimum balance in your account should be at least £600.
- The traveler should submit a travel insurance proof.
This travel insurance should be valid throughout the complete Schengen
Area. The minimum cover for medical emergency and repatriation should be €30,000.
- The visa application form should be filled very
carefully, as there are several previous cases where foreign nationals
were denied Finland visas due to mistakes in visa application forms. If
you face any difficulties while filling this form, do not hesitate to
contact Visa Genie.
Finland offers both single and multiple entry visas to foreign nationals. Both
these visas offer validity of three months, and using these travel documents, a
traveler can stay inside the country for a maximum period of 90 days.
nationals who plan to visit Finland for treatments and other related procedures
can apply for a medical visa.
In order to get these visas, foreign nationals
should submit all the necessary documents required to get a tourist visa.
from this usual documentation, foreign nationals are also entitled to submit
the documents mentioned below.
- A medical report from a registered medical
practitioner in the United Kingdom should be submitted.
- It is necessary to submit a medical attestation
from a Finland hospital or doctor. The medical attestation should confirm
the date of the appointment along with the details of the traveler’s
- The applicant should submit the payment receipt
of the fee paid in the Finland hospital or clinic.
- The foreign national should submit proofs of
funds to support himself or herself during the stay in Finland.
nationals planning to visit Finland for studying in colleges and schools in the
country can apply for a student visa.
In order to obtain a student visa,
foreign nationals are required to submit the below mentioned documents, along
with the usual documents needed to get a tourist visa.
- The applicant should submit an enrollment certificate
that allows him or her to attend the course in Finland.
- The foreign national should submit the
certificates of all the courses he completed in the past, that makes him or
her eligible to attend the higher course in Finland.
- The traveler should submit proofs of sufficient
funds to support his or her stay in Finland.
visa for spouse and family members
visas are issued to foreign nationals who are family members or spouse of Finland
residents or citizens. If you want to get this visa, you should submit all the
documents required to obtain a tourist visa, along with the additional
documents mentioned below.
- It is necessary to submit the proof of Finnish
- The applicant should submit the marriage
certificate if the spouse is visiting.
- It is also necessary to submit the Finland
family record book.