IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, at this time, VisaHQ does not provide full service for tourist visas to Finland. All applicants must apply in person at the nearest Embassy of Finland
. Information below is for reference purposes only. Please address all questions to the Embassy of Finland directly.
To apply for a travel visa to Finland requires the following documents:
Original, signed passport. Passport must have at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 1 visa page clear of any markings.
Passport Photo: 1 Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.
Itinerary. Copy of complete round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary showing exact dates of travel to Finland (note that if you will be visiting more than one Schengen country, you must provide evidence of travel to each country that will be visited.
Travel Insurance. Letter on company letterhead from Health Insurance Company indicating the coverage plan for the applicant, specifically stating that the applicant will be covered while traveling internationally and indicating the validity of this coverage (with a minimum medical coverage of GBP 22,000).
Bank Statement. Copy of a recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds.
Employment Letter. An original letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. The Employment Letter must be addressed to Finland High Commission If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations including name of the applicant, name and address of the hotel, duration of stay.
Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, who is responsible for the expenses, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Finland ie. copy of their Finland passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Finland, copies of their Finland residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
Photocopies. You are required to provide photocopies of all application materials, including the main pages of your passport.
Embassy of Finland in the Ireland offers visa processing of 1 business days.