Visa

Important information on visa categories to enter Finland and instructions on how to apply, are available HERE.

Please take note that in many countries Finland is represented by another country and therefore the visa process can take a long time. The earlier you start your application, the better.

 

A VISA TO VISIT FINLAND

Finland is a member state of Schengen area. The Schengen states have jointly agreed which countries’ citizens are required to present a visa. Each Schengen state decides which passports and travel documents it accepts from different countries’ citizens.

Please refer to the table in Appendix 1 for a list of countries whose citizens are visa nationals and require visa nationals and require visas to enter Finland You can also check if you require a visa at

 

http://formin.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=49153&contentlan=2&culture=en-US

It has been agreed with some countries that Finland may be represented by another Schengen state. In such cases, apply for a visa to Finland from the mission of that Schengen state.  Schengen member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Submit your visa application at a mission or visa centre in person. An application cannot be sent by e-mail or telefax.

Even if you do not need a visa to visit Finland, you need a valid passport or some other travel document accepted by Finland. It must be valid for at least ninety days after your intended date of departure from the Schengen area.

In addition, the passport or other travel document must have been issued no later than ten years ago.

You can find Finnish visa regulations as well as visa application forms at

 

 http://formin.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=15720&culture=en-US&contentlan=2

 

The LOC have provided Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs detail of the Championships to insure that Finnish missions are informed about the Championships and the visa applications they can expect to receive.

Your conditions of entry to Finland are re-evaluated upon  arrival in the country.  In addition to your visa, you are asked to produce a valid passport or travel document, an insurance document for the duration of your stay and the supporting documents.

You must prove that you have enough funds (EUR 30 per day) to support yourself.  The funds need to be sufficient for your stay and return or continuation trip. If you have a valid return ticket, its value reduces the amount of funds you are required to have with you.

You must not have an entry ban to the Schengen area. Your entry into the country can be prohibited also if you are considered to constitute a danger to the public order and security, public health, or Finland’s relations with other countries.

Furthermore, your entry may be refused if there is reason to suspect that you intend to earn money by dishonest means.

Visa fee

The current standard fees for visas are as follows. Please note that visa fees may be subject to change. The processing fee must be paid in cash upon application. Some missions accept bank transfers. For more detailed information about different missions’ practices and ways of payment, please visit the missions’ websites.

A visa from 1 June 2014 onward 
Visa fee (also for a negative decision) EUR 60
Visa fee for children aged 6 to 11 (also for a negative decision) EUR 35
In accordance with the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and a third country, the visa fee payable by a citizen of the country in question is (also for a negative decision) EUR 35
In accordance with a separate visa facilitation agreement  the fee for an accelerated procedure is (also for a negative decision) EUR 70
Forms to which a visa is affixed for persons whose travel document is not accepted by Finland. EUR 10

 

If you have any questions relating to visas for IAAF World U20 Championships please contact the LOC on office@tampere2018.com.

 

Citizens of the following countries need a transit visa (Transit visa allows the visa holder transit via the international zone of the airport during a stopover or change between two flights.)

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka

 

APPENDIX 1

Citizens of the countries listed below are visa nationals and require a visa to enter Finland.

Federation Finnish Embassy in the country Finland is represented by another country Embassy (Embassy listed below) Finnish Embassy in a foreign country (Embassy listed below)
AFGHANISTAN Finnish Embassy in New Delhi, India
ALBANIA Visa required for not biometric passport holder.

Finnish Embassy in Athens, Greece

ALGERIA X
ANGOLA Embassy of Norway in Luanda
ARMENIA Embassy of Italy in Jerevan
AZERBAIJAN Embassy of Norway in Baku
BAHRAIN Embassy of Germany in Manama
BANGLADESH Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka
BELARUS Embassy of Estonia in Minsk
BELIZE Finnish Embassy in Mexico
BENIN Embassy of Netherlands in Cotonou
BHUTAN Finnish Embassy in New Delhi, India
BOLIVIA Embassy of Denmark in La Paz
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport).

Finnish Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia

BOTSWANA Embassy of Germany, Gaborone
BURKINA FASO Embassy of Belgium in Ouagadougou
BURUNDI Embassy of Belgium in Bujumbura
CAMBODIA Embassy of Germany in Phnom Penh
CAMEROON Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Embassy of Portugal in Cidade da Praia
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
CHAD Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
CHINESE TAIPEI Consulate General of Finland, Hong Kong

Visa free:holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

COLOMBIA Embassy of Sweden in Bogotá
COMOROS Finnish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
CONGO Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
CUBA Embassy of Sweden in Havana
DEM. REP. OF SAO TOME E PRINCIPE Embassy of any Schengen member state

 

DEMOC. REPUBLIC OF CONGO Embassy of Belgium in Kinshasa
DJIBOUTI Finnish Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Embassy of the Netherlands in Santo Domingo
DPR OF KOREA Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang
ECUADOR Embassy of Spain in Quito and Guayquil
EGYPT X
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
ERITREA Embassy of Italy in Asmara
ETHIOPIA X
F Y REP. OF MACEDONIA  Finnish Embassy in Belgrade,Serbia

Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport).

FIJI Embassy of France in Suva
GABON Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
GEORGIA Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport). Embassy of Germany in Tbilisi
GHANA Embassy of Denmark in Accra
GUINEA Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
GUINEA-BISSAU Embassy of Portugal in Bissau
GUYANA Embassy of Norway in Brasília, Embassy of Netherlands in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, Brasil
HAITI Embassy of France in Port-au-Prince
HONG KONG, CHINA Visa Application Centre, Hong Kong
INDIA X
INDONESIA X
IRAQ Finnish Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN X
IVORY COAST Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
JAMAICA Embassy of Germany in Kingston
JORDAN Embassy of Norway in Amman
KAZAKHSTAN Embassy of Estonia, Astana
KENYA X
KIRGHIZSTAN Embassy of Switzerland in Bischkek
KOSOVO X
KUWAIT Embassy of Germany in Kuwait
LAOS Embassy of Germany in Vientiane
LEBANON Embassy of Austria in Beirut
LESOTHO Visa Application Centre in Pretoria/Durban/Cape Town, South Africa
LIBERIA Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
LIBYA Embassy of Italy in Tripoli
MACAO Visa Application Centre, Hong Kong
MADAGASCAR Finnish Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique
MALAWI Embassy of Norway in Lilongwe
MALDIVES Finnish Embassy in New Delhi, India
MALI Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
MAURITANIA Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
MOLDOVA Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport). Embassy of Hungary in Chisinau
MONGOLIA Embassy of Germany in Ulanbaatar
MONTENEGRO Finnish Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia

Visa required: holders of an old passport (not a biometric passport).

MOROCCO X
MOZAMBIQUE X
MYANMAR Embassy of Germany in Rangoon
NAMIBIA X
NEPAL X
NIGER Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
NIGERIA X
OMAN Embassy of Spain in Muscat
PAKISTAN Embassy of the Netherlands in Islamabad
PALESTINE Representative office of Finland in Ramallah (service also in arabic) or in Tel Aviv (no arabic service)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Finnish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
PHILIPPINES Embassy of Norway in Manila
PR OF CHINA X
QATAR Embassy of Germany in Doha
Rep of NAURU – Pacific Embassy of Finland in Canberra, Australia
REPUBLIC OF YEMEN Contact Finnish Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for detailed instructions
RUSSIA X
RWANDA Embassy of Belgium in Kigali
SAUDI ARABIA Embassy of Sweden in Riyadh
SENEGAL Embassy of France in Dakar
SERBIA Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not biometric)
SIERRA LEONE Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
SOMALIA X
SOUTH AFRICA X
SOUTH SUDAN Finnish Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SRI LANKA Embassy of Norway in Colombo
SUDAN Visa Application Centre in Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt
SURINAME Embassy of the Netherlands in Paramarimbo
SWAZILAND Finnish Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique
SYRIA Finnish Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
TAJIKISTAN Embassy of Germany in Duschanbe
TANZANIA X
THAILAND X
THE GAMBIA Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
TOGO Finnish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
TUNISIA X
TURKEY X
TURKMENISTAN Embassy of Germany in Aschgabat
UGANDA Finnish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
UKRAINE Visa required: Holders of an old passport (not biometric passport)
UZBEKISTAN Embassy of Germany in Taschkent
VIETNAM X
ZAMBIA Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka
ZIMBABWE Embassy of France in Harare