Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from Finland, has at least two blank pages and has been issued within the last 10 years.

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of less than 90 days.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the Project Visa website for more information.

Finland visa information for

South African Residents

Finland is part of the borderless region known as the Schengen Area and South African residents require a Schengen visa in order to enter Finland. This schengen visa must be submitted at least 15 days before their intended departure for the Schengen member states. Visa forms can be down loaded at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Embassy of Finland, Pretoria
PO Box 443
Pretoria 0001
Tel +27 12 343 0275

See Also

For further information to help plan your visit to Finland and Lapland, check out our handy Travel Guide resources:

Best Places to Visit - top sites to see in Finland and Lapland
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Finland
Top Travel Tips - useful information on money, food and shopping
Lapland Packing List - essential items and our recommendations
Tour Bolt Ons - northern lights, reindeer safaris and more

Finland Trip Styles