The Schengen states have jointly agreed on which countries' citizens are required to present a visa.
Find out if you need a visa.
The Schengen states have jointly agreed on which countries' citizens are required to present a visa. Each Schengen state decides which passports and travel documents it accepts from different countries citizens.
Even if you did 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 case you do not need a visa, you can stay in Finland or the territory of another Schengen state for ninety days in any 180 days. Upon arrival in Finland, you must meet the general entry requirements. A person must not constitute a danger to public order and security, national health, or Finland’s international relations.
Book an appointment
Partnering with governments across the world, we support visa applicants through the entire application process. Please note applications will be accepted in the Visa application center only by appointment.
Track your application
The signed application form must be accompanied by the rest of the above-mentioned mandatory documents and handed personally to the appropriate embassy/consulate or its representative in your home country.
Collect your passport
Please check with the Visa Application Centre at the time of submission for the options available to collect your passport.
Seasonal workers' visa
You normally need a residence permit to be allowed to work in Finland. However, for seasonal work of a maximum of 90 days you do not need a residence permit but a visa or a seasonal work certificate as a citizen of a visa-free country.
Seasonal work done in Finland will be governed by the Seasonal Work Act based on the new EU Directive on seasonal workers. The Seasonal Work Act does not apply to picking wild berries because this does not involve an employment relationship. The picking of wild berries takes place by the Act on the Legal Status of Foreigners Collecting Natural Products (487/2021). The Employment and Economic Development Office of North Ostrobothnia follow the fulfillment of the conditions specified in sections 5 and 7 of the Act, which entered into force on 14 June 2021, applying to operators in the natural products sector.
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