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.

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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