Travelling to another EU Member State on an EU residence permit

The EU residence permit granted by a Schengen State allows free movement and residence in Schengen States for a maximum period of 90 days. If you are travelling to Finland from outside the Schengen area you will need a visa, unless you are a citizen of a visa-free country.

If you wish to stay in Finland for more than 90 days you must apply for a residence permit in Finland within 90 days of arrival. Residence permits are issued on the basis of working, self-employment or other grounds, or for studies or vocational training. You must have sufficient means of support in Finland and meet the further requirements of the Aliens Act for granting a residence permit.

You can find more information about mobility within the Schengen area on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (only in Finnish and Swedish).

Do you have questions about travelling? Please see the frequently asked questions and guidelines on the website of the Finnish Border Guard.

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