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Travelling when you have a residence permit

If you have been granted a residence permit in Finland, you may travel in the Schengen area without a visa for up to 90 days out of any 180-day period. When you travel, you must bring with you your passport and residence permit card, or a passport that contains your residence permit.

If you have been granted a residence permit in Finland, you can travel only travel in the Schengen countries without a visa. If you travel to any other countries outside the Schengen countries listed below, you may need a visa. Check if you need a visa with an embassy or a consulate of the country in question.

If you have a residence permit for another Schengen country, you may stay in Finland for up to 90 days out of any 180-day period without a separate visa.

The Schengen countries are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • the Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

The 90-day time limit concerns the total time spent in the Schengen area, not an individual country.

More information:

The Finnish Border Guard’s FAQ about travel

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