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Visa information

Do you need a visa to enter Finland?

If you have an european passport that says "European Community" or "European Union" on the cover you do not need a visa. Finland honours the Schengen-agreement (wikipedia explanation), which lists the visa requirements for various countries.

Listed here are some countries and their visa requirements. These lists are not complete. They may be wrong. Check with someone official before assuming that you may enter without a visa!

Citizens of some non-european countries do not need a visa to enter Finland:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Citizens of some non-european countries require a visa to enter Finland:
(the links point to the websites of the Finnish embassies in those countries)

Where can I get a visa?

You can get a visa from the Finnish embassy in your country.
If you want you can read more about the visa procedures and requirements from the website of the Finnish ministry of Foreign afairs.

Do request visa in time, as these procedures can take some time to complete.

Can I get help with my visa?

You can receive an official invitation to help with the visa procedures. Such invitation can be requested from debconf5-visa. Do request this invitation in time, as we need to send it to you, and the visa procedures themselves probably take time as well.

Where do I find the Finnish embassy or consulate in my country?

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign afairs website has a list of all embassies.