Visa Information

Helsinki is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Helsinki as a member of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.

Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Helsinki. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Helsinki, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and find out whether you require a Visa.

Kindly reminder: During your stay in Helsinki, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

Should your application be denied, ICCEN cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Helsinki, nor will ICCEN engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy of Helsinki on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied..

Please Note!

Please note ICCEN is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICCEN Committee Board.


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