Visa requirements

Visa requirements

Finland is a member of the European Union and is a part of the Schengen area. Citizens of EU countries do not need a visa, but a valid passport is required. Citizens of other countries kindly contact the nearest Finnish Embassy for further information. Also, please check visa formalities if you plan to visit the Russian Federation during your trip.

You will receive a proof of registration as soon as the registration fee has been received. The confirmation document will serve as your invitation letter when applying for the visa. If you need a formal letter of invitation, it can be provided by the organizers.

The organizer will assist applicants in the visa application process if needed. If you know you will be needing visa for your entry in Finland, please start the application process in good time. We recommend applying at least 3 to 4 months in advance.

More information about visas for Finland can be found from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland. Further questions can be e-mailed to visas.passports@formin.fi.