Finland visa requirements for Rwandans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Rwandans visiting Finland

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


  • Travelers are required to fulfill all the statements required in order to apply for a visa and submit all documents with a signed copy of the application form to the embassy/consulate
  • A completed application form.
  • Two attached photos; passport format which must be recent and of a white background.
  • Copies of your passport and previous visas are required.
  • A copy of your return ticket reservation(it is not recommended to purchase your ticket before your visa purchase).
  • Travel medical visa insurance with a minimum of 30,000 EURO coverage within Finland and the entire Schengen area.
  • A cover letter stating your purpose to Finland and reasons why.
  • A copy of your return tickets reservation dates and flight number, specifying your entry and exit from Finland(it is not recommended to purchase your ticket before you obtain your Visa- if not otherwise required). Learn how to look for a round trip reservation.
  • Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the trip. This could be either a hotel reservation or a friend or family's house address.
  • Proof of civil status(Marriage certificate, Birth certificate of your children, Death certificate of your spouse or ration card).
  • Means of subsistence - proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay; this could be your bank account statement.
  • Employment contract; if employed, bank statement of 6 months showing salary received from employer,Income Tax Return(ITR) form or certificate of income tax deducted at the source of salary. If self employed; a copy of your business license, company bank statement of the latest 6 months, Income Tax Return(ITR).
  • For students; a letter of agreement from your school, and proof of enrollment.
  • If retired; pension statement of at least 6 months.

Finland Visa for Rwandans

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 15 days 90 days
Student visa 15 days 3 years
Business visa 15 days 90 days
Medical visa 15 days 90 days

General Requirements for Finland Visa


  • Travelers are required to fulfill all the statements required in order to apply for a visa and submit all documents with a signed copy of the application form to the embassy/consulate
  • A completed application form.
  • Two attached photos; passport format which must be recent and of a white background.
  • Copies of your passport and previous visas are required.
  • A copy of your return ticket reservation(it is not recommended to purchase your ticket before your visa purchase).
  • Travel medical visa insurance with a minimum of 30,000 EURO coverage within Finland and the entire Schengen area.
  • A cover letter stating your purpose to Finland and reasons why.
  • A copy of your return tickets reservation dates and flight number, specifying your entry and exit from Finland(it is not recommended to purchase your ticket before you obtain your Visa- if not otherwise required). Learn how to look for a round trip reservation.
  • Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the trip. This could be either a hotel reservation or a friend or family's house address.
  • Proof of civil status(Marriage certificate, Birth certificate of your children, Death certificate of your spouse or ration card).
  • Means of subsistence - proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay; this could be your bank account statement.
  • Employment contract; if employed, bank statement of 6 months showing salary received from employer,Income Tax Return(ITR) form or certificate of income tax deducted at the source of salary. If self employed; a copy of your business license, company bank statement of the latest 6 months, Income Tax Return(ITR).
  • For students; a letter of agreement from your school, and proof of enrollment.
  • If retired; pension statement of at least 6 months.

Finland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Student visa

180.00 (EUR)

70.00 (EUR)

Business visa

200.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

70.00 (EUR)

Finland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Rwanda


Location

Address

Kigali

Finnish Consulate in Kigali, Rwanda Nyarutarama near Green Hills Academy, before MTN Center P.O. Box 7196 Kigali Rwanda.

finlandhonconsulate.rwanda@yahoo.com

(+250) 783 642 195

Frequently Asked Questions


How much is a tourist visa?

A tourist visa costs 60 EURO for adults and 35 EURO for children between the ages of 6 and 11


What documents do i need to apply for a medical visa?

The general required documents for visa application

Medical reports from a recognized hospital