Passport and visa regulations
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ID cards/identity cards
i.a. Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter Germany with a valid identity card/identity card for a stay (including as tourists, students, workers) of up to three months: EU countries and Switzerland ( exception: nationals require a passport of Great Britain and Ireland (Rep.)).
Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa if the traveler is not an EU citizen. In addition, the passports of non-EU citizens must not be more than ten years old. Passports of EU citizens must be valid during the stay. Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.
Note on the passport
Finland is a signatory and user of EU legal acts (Schengen Agreement).
Note on the endorsement in the passport
Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.
A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days within a 180 day period: (a) EU countries and Switzerland (for stays including visit, work and study purposes). (b)  Turkish nationals holding a valid residence permit for a Schengen country or Monaco (for tourist stays).
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Inquiries to the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: Airport transit visa: €80.00 Short stay visa, less than 90 days: €80.00 Children over six (6) and under twelve (12) years: €40.00 Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: 35 €.00
Visa types and costs
Entry visa (short or long term), transit and airport transit visa.
Short term visa: 3 months. Transit visa: max. 5 days. In person at the competent consular representation in the applicant’s country of residence (see contact addresses).
Varies depending on nationality, reason and length of stay. The responsible consular representations provide further information. (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: (a) Travel document (e.g. passport) valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiry date and copies of the first four pages of the passport. The passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago. (b) Where applicable, all original documents justifying the purpose (e.g. invitation of private persons or companies, medical certificate and appointment with the attending physician or in a hospital) and the conditions of the planned stay (e.g. hotel reservation).. (c) documents proving that the (invited) foreigner has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the stay and return journey as well as any costs for his medical care, if necessary in the form of an obligation to assume the costs. (d) Document proving that the alien is the holder, on an individual or collective basis, of valid international travel health insurance covering the cost of repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical treatment and/or hospital care. In principle, the applicant must take out insurance in the country of residence. If the host takes out insurance for the applicant, they must do so in their own country of residence. The insurance taken out must be valid for the entire territory of the Schengen countries and for the entire duration of the stay. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000. (e) Visa Fee. (f) 2 recent biometric passport photos. (g) 1 completed application form.
Before entering the Schengen area, nationals of visa-required countries must apply for a Schengen visa for the country they enter first when transiting through the Schengen area. This is only issued by the competent consular representation of the country in which the person has their permanent residence. For this reason, visas are only issued in individual cases at the Finnish representations in Germany and Austria.
Travelers requiring a visa: applications to the responsible consular representation. A residence permit is required for stays longer than 3 months. Work and residence permits should be applied for in good time. Processing can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. EU citizens and Swiss citizens do not need a residence, study or work permit for stays of less than 3 months. EU citizens and Swiss nationals who are already in Finland and want to stay in Finland for more than 3 months must have their right of residence certified by the competent Finnish administrative authority (immigration office service points). You may need your passport for this. According to EU regulations, EU citizens can take up work without a permit. A temporary residence permit can also be applied for in advance at the relevant Finnish consular post.
Short-term stay: Between 2 and 10 working days. Long-term stay: Several months.
Legally Required Registration
EU citizens and Swiss citizens staying in Finland for more than 3 months must register at a local police station.
Extension of stay
EU citizens and Swiss nationals who want to stay longer than three months in Luxembourg must either have an income or have sufficient financial means if they are unemployed or studying and have valid health insurance. They must also register at their local police station.
Entry with children
Germans: Identity card or machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: identity card or own passport. Swiss: identity card or passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors traveling alone should carry an officially certified declaration of consent from the legal guardian. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
An import permit per animal is required for birds from all countries, which can be obtained from the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass), which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. For dogs, The following additional regulation applies to cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. Exception: The 3-month period does not apply to pets whose EU pet passport shows that the blood was taken before this animal left the territory of the Community and that the blood analysis showed sufficient antibodies to rabies. For dogs, cats and ferrets from rabies-free third countries (eg Switzerland, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City) the pet passport confirming a valid rabies vaccination can be used for importation. The following additional requirement applies to Finland: It must be confirmed in the passport (or with the previous certificates in accordance with the transitional provisions) that the animal from the 3rd month of life has been treated with a medicinal product against echinococcus based on praziquantel or epsiprantel no more than 30 days before entry multilocularis (tapeworm) has been treated. There are no restrictions for dogs, cats and ferrets from Norway and Iceland. Further information is available from Evira. It must be confirmed in the passport (or with the previous certificates in accordance with the transitional provisions) that the animal from the 3rd month of life was treated with a medicinal product based on praziquantel or epsiprantel. There are no restrictions for dogs, cats and ferrets from Norway and Iceland. Further information is available from Evira.