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If you are only visiting Finland, you will not need a residence permit

If you wish to visit Finland and stay for a maximum of 90 days, you do not need a residence permit. However, in most cases you will need a visa. If you are a citizen of a visa-free country, you are allowed to stay in Finland for 90 days without a visa or a residence permit.

If you are a citizen of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you do not need a residence permit for Finland. If you stay for longer than three months, you need to register your right of residence

Find out if you can work without a residence permit.

Visas are granted by Finnish missions (embassies or consulates). Read more on the website of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (

This Application Finder will help you find the right application. Answer the questions, and the Application Finder will take you to a page that explains the application requirements that you need to meet. On the same page, you will find a list of the documents you need to attach to your application. When you have found the right application, you can proceed to the online service Enter Finland to fill in the actual application form.

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