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A Nordic country of 5.4 million inhabitants, situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe.

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Am I allowed to enter EU after leaving the country I have the Resident Permit for?

I am a Non-EU citizen and I have a Residence permit specifically a blue card in Finland. Now my blue card is valid till June 2024. Now, I would be leaving Finland for good and would be moving to a Non-...
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Regarding visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am living in India. I have a conference in Finland from 26 June to 1 July 2022 and also a workshop in Switzerland from 4 July to 8 July 2022. Although my first entry is Finland but can I take ...
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What do I do if my Schengen visa is rejected because of financial needs and im a student?

My Schengen visa to Finland got rejected because of insufficient means of subsistence but i am a student in the university and have no sources of funds, being aware of this my host vividly stated that ...
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How long is the waiting time to get an appointment to Finland Embassy in Abu Dhabi

I want to apply to a Residence Permit for Finland and I have sent an Email to the Embassy. It's been nearly 3 weeks now and their response was - wait until they can schedule an appointment. I'd like ...
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Is it okay to mix in local language when I know it poorly?

I'm traveling to Finland for a week and mostly doing touristy things. I've been excited and decided to learn some Finnish for fun. I know everyone there is going to know English better than I learn in ...
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Is it safe to go aurora hunting in Rovaniemi by yourself?

I'm planning a visit to Rovaniemi in January with my girlfriend. The main idea is to see the northern lights which we understand is not always possible. Since we want to maximize our possibilities, ...
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Bringing an Apple Airpod from Finland to Poland via flight

I am planning to bring an airpod that I bought in Finland to Poland for a friend as a gift. I have the bill and also the packaging is still intact. My question is Do I need to declare or pay any ...
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Was I deported from Finland, and how should I answer the related question on a DS160 form?

I'm an EU citizen. I entered Finland by foot during covid-related border controls. It was a city where one half is Finnish and the other half is Swedish. Border control took me to the station for a ...
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Process to Apply Schengen Visit Visa for Finland from Pakistan - 2021

I recently did some research on the topic but didn't find the clear steps somewhere. So I thought its good idea to share the process that I recently followed while applying for Schengen visit visa for ...
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Finland: Medical Issues/Possible Accidental Overstay (American citizen, German residency permit)

everyone! Please bear with me, I am absolutely panicking and have worried I have absolutely miscalculated the time I have been in Finland. I am trying to do the right thing and honestly am at a loss. ...
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Public transport in Inari?

Is there any public transport in the municipality of Inari, Finland? I am interested in taxis or buses.
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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Residence permit card in Finland sent while travelling back to U.K

I have been granted a residence right in Finland based on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. My card, however, will be posted in January 2021 to my address in Finland. As Christmas is coming up, it would ...
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Future consequences related to a charge of criminal offence: Drinking and riding bicycle in Germany

I am a non-EU person and a few months earlier, I was accused of a criminal offence of drink and riding a bicycle (the event was only for 2-3 minutes, no one hurt, police caught me immediately). After ...
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UK to Finland (and back) by road during COVID-19

I'm seeking confirmation about the permissibility of a journey I'm planning to make from the UK to Finland via road and ferry. For a bit of background, I'm a UK citizen emigrating to Finland from the ...
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How to get from Rovaniemi to Trondheim under the corona crisis? [duplicate]

How does one get from Rovaniemi, Finland, to Trondheim, Norway, without a car? Finnish citizen residing permanently Norway, with pictures of relevant documents and a passport at hand. Not in a ...
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Will a country take actions if I skip a return flight out but still leave still later via another flight?

I'm currently in Finland, Rovaniemi. I started from Mauritius, took BritishAirways to the UK (have a return ticket) then took two Finnair flights to Helsinki then Rovaniemi (return tickets here too). ...
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Visit Finland with visa issued from Norway during the COVID-19 outbreak

we were intending to travel to Norway ( more days) and Finland (2days) from 18.03.2020 till 1.04.2020. Now due to the quarantine mandate issued by the Norway government to all foreign nationals ...
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Skipping a return flight on two way ticket [duplicate]

My wife and I are going to Finland from Mauritius (we are residents of Mauritius) for our holidays this month. We also planned to spend a few days in England. Our plan was as follows: 15th, flight to ...
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Proof of Marriage for independent Finnish Residence Permit [closed]

My wife currently lives in Finland and she has a valid Residence Permit. Now recently I am in talks with a company to move there with an Independent Residence permit. But however, when I am filling up ...
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Are permits required for camping in Finnish national parks?

I'm planning a trip for this fall which would include two- or three-day hikes through some of the national parks in Finnish Lapland; in particular, I'm looking at Urho Kekkosen national park. The ...
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Does a Mauritian need a visa to visit Finland?

I am from Mauritius and I am planning a trip to Finland. I am getting mixed answers when searching, so would like to know for sure if Mauritian citizens need a visa to visit Finland or not. My stay ...
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Transit visa for Germany when going to Finland [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa as an Indian passport holder for Germany in order to travel to Finland from Dubai? Dubai - Germany (2hrs stop) - Finland Provided I will have a Schengen Visa (Finland)?
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passing a night in a transit airport in Schengen area the day of expiration of my visa

I got my 15-day visa [from 10 Nov to 24 Nov] in Finland and I booked my ticket [from 13 to 24], but there is a little problem, when returning from Finland there is a stopover in Frankfurt-Germany that ...
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Is there any 24/7 store in Turku?

When you're a tourist in Turku sometimes you need to get things like a toothbrush in the middle of the night. Is there any 24/7 supermarket in Turku/Åbo?
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Which currencies does Wizz Air use in-flight?

Wizz Air is an Hungarian flight operator and I'll be flying with them from Finland to the United Kingdom. If I'd like to pay with cash for in-flight services which currency should I bring?
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Legalization in Pakistan of Documents for Finland

Want to ask how to legalize documents in Pakistan with no consulate or embassy representing Finland here. I looked around everywhere and can't find any answer for this.
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How can I find out what is the cheapest taxi from Helsinki airport?

In summer 2018, Finland liberalized taxi pricing, meaning companies can now charge different rates. This extends to being able to offer flat fares in addition to the usual starting fee plus per-km ...
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As a non-Finnish citizen, am I subject to income-based traffic fines if the traffic violation occurred in Finland? [duplicate]

I read on https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/finland-home-of-the-103000-speeding-ticket/387484/ (mirror) that most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. E.g.: In 2002, ...
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Is there a national park with mountainous and dense forests in Finland?

What I want I would like to visit one of the national parks in Finland for ~5 days. I am looking for a location that is reasonably far away from cities has dense forests a slightly mountainous area ...
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How do i address no.8&9 reasons for scheghen visa denial [duplicate]

I would like to re-apply for a Schengen visa after my application was rejected two weeks ago. It should be noted I am employed on contract which is renewable every year. I am not married and have no ...
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Schengen tourist visa refusal [duplicate]

I have been refused a Schengen tourist visa reason being the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.I don't understand ...
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Arriving in a transit airport in Schengen area the night before the effective Visa date

I'll be travelling in Finland this summer, and today I've retrieved my passport back from VAC. The problem I have is that I applied for an effective starting date of June 16th for Finland, but I will ...
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Visa telephone interview disconnected

I applied for a Finish Schengen tourist visa two weeks ago, so today I got a call from the Embassy and apparently it was from the visa officer who wanted to speak to me. Unfortunately the phone was ...
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How will overstaying my Finnish visa affect future travel/visas?

I used to study in Finland 10 years ago on a Finnish student visa. As my visa was expiring and I prepared to travel to my home country, I didn't ask for permission to stay longer. So I left Finland 15 ...
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Finland business visa asks to cancel current Germany WP visa

I have a valid German work permit visa for 6 months. However, I have never used that visa as the project for which I had it for got cancelled. I have applied for a Finland business visa within that ...
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Can I travel to Europe with indefinite leave to enter the UK?

Can I travel to Finland with a UK visa residence (indefinite leave to enter the UK), or do I need to get the Schengen visa for me to able to travel to Finland?
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Are the Finnish and Udmurt languages mutually intelligible?

As I know there is the one common language group, Finno-Ugrian, but I'm not sure if that means it is possible to go to Finland and speak to Finnish speakers with my Udmurt language knowledge.
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Aurora Borealis in Oulu

I am planning to go to Oulu in February for 4 days. What are the chances of seeing Aurora Borealis and are there some tours available? Would there be a significantly better chance of seeing the ...
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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

The ferry from Vaasa to Uumaja has turned back due to bad weather. Is there a way of following where it is, expected arrival time and other such information?
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Will I need to go through immigration when flying from Sweden to Finland?

I will be in Stockholm in January and I'm thinking of taking a flight to Rovaniemi, Finland while I'm there. I know I will have to go through immigration to get into Sweden. But, since I'm already in ...
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How long can I stay in Finland? [duplicate]

The Embassy of Finland gave me a visa valid from 10.10.2018 to 29.11.2018, but the number of days is 50. When will I have to leave Finland?
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Schengen travel with residence permit but over 90 days

I am a bit confused about traveling as a researcher in Schengen countries. I am a citizen of the United States, but have a residence permit to live in Finland. Based on the immigration office here, ...
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Visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and have a long connection (23 hours)in Helsinki on my way back to New York from Paris. Do I need a visa? Can I leave the airport and stay overnight in Helsinki?
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Is it possible to get legalization of Pakistani documents for Finland visa process?

If you are travelling to Finland on work/residence visa with you family as Pakistani, the marriage certificate, and child birth certificates requires legalization from Finland Embassy. Finland do not ...
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When traveling by train in Finland what can I expect from these options?

I am in the process of booking some train tickets for my trip in Finland. Apart from technical problems in selecting the specific seat, I have a few questions about the available options, since I am ...
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Can a Finland Schengen visa get rejected if the invitation letter holder is unemployed?

My friend, a Finland citizen, sent me a invitation letter. I have applied and been to my interview, a few days ago. My friend was employed when I got the letter but now they are unemployed. At this ...
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How can I find Midsummer (Juhannus) celebration spots nearby Helsinki?

The title says it all, really. I plan to be in Helsinki for mid-summer, and I know it is quite a big event in Finland. If possible I would like to participate in some local celebrations. How can I ...
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Is this the only way to reach Lake Lappajärvi with public transport?

This is my second question in a brief series on public transport in Finland. After solving my Inari/Ivalo conundrum, I plan to move south. After a stop in Rovaniemi, I plan to go towards Tampere, and ...
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Is it possible to reach Inari from Ivalo with public transport?

This is part of a series of question on public transport in Finland. It has been suggested by a mod that I ask separate questions for each location I intend to visit. I intend to see the Midnight Sun,...
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