Finland visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting Finland

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Finnish Visa.


  • Fully completed and signed visa application form
  • Two recently taken photos. Both photos must be taken within the last three months and must follow all visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport which is not older than 10 years. It should be valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Finland.
  • A round trip reservation or itinerary. This must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Finland.
  • A travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Finland.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the country. This can be one of the following:
      • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
      • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to Finland. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Finland Visa for Nigerians

Facts about Finland


Finland’s plethora of lakes makes it a top summer destination. There are a plethora of lakes which have holiday cabins and host activities such as swimming, fishing, and sailing. The Arctic Lapland province is a top destination for tourist, it is a wilderness that has national parks and ski resorts. The country is well-known for its saunas and iconic designs.

The tourism industry in Finland accounts for about 2.5% of the Finnish GDP. The industry is responsible for providing about 136,700 jobs. In 2017, Finland played host to over 6.7 million foreign tourists.

Types of Finland Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 10 - 15 days 90 days
Business visa 10 - 15 days 90 days
Student visa 10 - 15 days 1 year
Work visa 10 - 15 days 1 year

General Requirements for Finland Visa


  • Fully completed and signed visa application form
  • Two recently taken photos. Both photos must be taken within the last three months and must follow all visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport which is not older than 10 years. It should be valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Finland.
  • A round trip reservation or itinerary. This must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Finland.
  • A travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Finland.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the country. This can be one of the following:
      • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
      • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to Finland. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Finland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

110.00 (USD)

Business visa

110.00 (USD)

Student visa

110.00 (USD)

Work visa

110.00 (USD)

Finland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

9 Iro Dan Musa Street, Asokoro and Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja - Nigeria

Website: www.finlandnigeria.org

E-mail: sanomat.aba@formin.fi

Phone: (+234) 803 785 1150 / (+234) 706 418 9000

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency is used in Finland??
The Finnish Markka was replaced in 2002 with the Euro, making Finland the only Nordic country to join the European single currency. The Markka is now out of circulation and the Euro is the only form of legal tender in Finland.

How safe is Finland to travel to??
Generally, Finland is a very safe country to visit. It has fairly low crime rates and if you follow common sense and remain vigilant at all times, you should have no problems in Finland.

Is Finland a Schengen country??
Yes. Finland is one of the 26 Schengen countries.

What are the Nordic countries??
Nordic countries are a group of countries in Northern Europe. These countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and the territories of the Aland Islands and the Faroe Islands.

Good day sir/ma, I am a nigerian,I wish to apply for Finland work permit from Nigeria sir.?
Bamidele

5 months ago

Sir please I with you to help me for working in Finland

ANNA JACK

2 weeks ago

I wish to know what I need to have work permit at Finland


I want to travel with my family to finland for a vacation.What are the requirements?