Finland Visa Application - Requirements,Cost and Processing Time

To travel to Finland you need to get a Finland visa. Getting a Finland visa is an easy process, all you need to do is to provide all the necessary requirement needed for the visa processing. So in this post you will get to know the necessary Finland visa requirements and the application process.

 The different types of Finland visa

• A single-entry visa – is issued for one journey during which you can stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

• A double-entry visa – allows entry into the Schengen area twice and may be valid within the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

• Multiple-entry visa – is granted for several consecutive visits to the Schengen area. The total duration of the stays may not exceed the number of days stated in the visa sticker, which may be up to 90 days in a 180-day period.

Application requirements for a Finland visa

 Passport: Citizens of Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway ) do not need a passport for entering Finland.

EU-nationals, and citizens of Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and Schengen Agreement countries can enter Finland with a valid passport or a valid identity card.

All other nationalities require a valid passport.

 Completed visa application form

 Two passport size photos

 Letter of invitation

Accommodation confirmation. This is very important when applying for a Finland visa

 Health certificate

Police report
Flight booking confirmation

So above are the necessary requirements needed when applying for a Finland visa.

 Duration to process a Finland visa

A minimum of 14 days should be reserved for processing. If the visa application for Finland is delivered in your country to a representation of a mission of another Schengen country, the process will usually take much longer. Applications should be delivered well in advance so that there will be proper time to process them.

How to apply for a Finland Visa

Below are the basic tips you need to know when applying for a Finland visa. All points stated here are very important and shouldn't be overlooked:

When planning your trip, do not make the mistake of thinking your travel agent or the airline you want to use will be able to tell you if you need a Finland visa or tell you the visa requirements. Make sure you find out for yourself to avoid regrets.

Make sure your passport has at least 4-6 blank pages when applying for a Finland visa, your visa won't need that many but many of the embassies require at least two blank pages, this is an easy excuse for them to give you a hard time or deny you the visa.

Make sure your passport isn't going to expire soon or less than 6 months when applying for a Finland visa. The passport's expiration date must be greater than six months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you must renew it or your visa application will get rejected.

You will need the assistance of a good visa service or agent when applying for a Finland visa. This can prevent you from making costly mistakes that can make your visa application to be denied. So its advisable you get an assistance when applying for the visa.

You must have good passport size photos when applying for a Finland visa. This is really recommended and it is one of the most important requirements for a Finland visa application.

Your must get a flight itinerary when applying for a Finland visa. You will not be granted a visa if you don't include your flight itinerary.

Cost of a Finland visa

The cost of a Finland visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for. The cost of a Finland visa is between 50USD to 200USD

Validity of a Finland visa

A multiple-entry visa may be valid for a year

A single-entry visa for six (6) months

Transit visa for three (3) months.

 This information is gotten from Finland immigration page. Contact the closest Finland embassy available for more detailed information and updates.

Hope this post was useful

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