How to apply for Finland Visa in Nigeria

How to apply for Finland Visa in Nigeria

Travel agents use common procedure when handling clients’ visa applications. This procedure is three-pronged: fill a visa application form, book an appointment and instruct applicant to go for interview on appointment date. This linear (but sometimes tortuous) procedure will be looked at as it concerns Finland visa application in Nigeria. If you wish to visit Finland, here is how to apply for Finland visa in Nigeria.

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What is Finnish Tourist Visa?

Finnish tourist visa is a permit to visit Finland as a tourist. The visitor is expected to leave Finland after 90 days’ visit. He or she is not expected to engage in any paid employment, rather he or she is to visit Finland only for visiting family and friends or engage in cultural activities or visiting for vacation.

Who Can Apply for Finnish Tourist Visa in Nigeria?

Eligible applicants are Nigerians and non-Nigerian nationals with valid passports. Citizens of Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo are also eligible to apply for Finnish tourist visas at the Finnish Embassy in Nigeria.

 How to Apply for Finnish Tourist Visa in Nigeria?

Step 1:

Click HERE to download and fill the visa application form.

Step 2:

Pay a non-fixed visa application processing fee of N14,000 or €60 to the Finnish Embassy’s bank account. Payment can either be in paid cash to Standard Chartered bank in Nigeria or via international money transfer to the Embassy’s bank account.

Account Details:

Account no.: 0001449729 (for payments in Naira).

Account no.: 0001449736 (for payments in Euro).

SWIFT-code: SCBLNGLA

Step 3:

Scan the payment receipt of the visa application processing fee.

Step 4:

Book an appointment by sending an email to [email protected] and attach the scanned visa application processing fee payment receipt to the mail.

Step 5:

Visit the Finnish Embassy on appointment date along with the documents mentioned below.

Document Checklist:

  • Duly filled, dated and signed visa application form (should be signed by a guardian if the applicant is a minor).
  • Original blue bank slip (receipt of payment for visa application fee).
  • Valid internal e-passport (must be valid at least three months after the journey).
  • One recently taken passport photograph with white background – should be glued to the visa application form.
  • Previous passports (if any).
  • Copy of flight reservation including return flight: Read our Hotel Reservation + Flight Reservation for visa application post
  • Travel medical insurance:  You can buy your travel insurance from us at a discounted rates. As a partner with mutual benefits assurance plc, you can order your travel insurance from us and receive it within 10 minutes. After placing an order, you can either print the insurance from your email or pick up a printed copy at any mutual benefits assurance plc offices or Naijagoingabroad offices nationwide. Click here to order your insurance now!
  • The following documents of evidence of means of subsistence during the stay in Finland:
  • Salary slips for the past three months.
  • Bank statements for the past three months.
  • Income generated by the property.
  • Hotel Booking:  In the case where you have no one to invite you, you will need a valid hotel booking as proof of accommodation arrangement. Your hotel booking should be valid and should be verifiable if the embassy calls the hotel. Many hotels will cancel your booking once payment is not received within 24 hours after booking, this could lead to visa refusal. Also, we would not encourage spending lots of money to book hotel when you have not received your visa. We have a solution for the hotel booking which you should see in order not to fall victim. Read our Hotel Reservation + Flight Reservation for visa application post
  • Employment letter.
  • Original Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) and original Certificate of Business Incorporation for businessmen.
  • Letter from applicant’s company, stating days of leave from work.
  • Letter form school or university, stating applicant’s days of absence from school (for students, teachers and lectures).
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria – marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates or legal proof of real estate ownership).

If applicant is a minor, guardian must provide:

  • Letter of consent from parents or guardians.
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable).
  • Original and photocopy of birth of certificate of the minor, mentioning his or her parents.
  • Identity cards and passports of applicant’s parents or guardian.

 

Bonus Tips

  • Do not buy flight tickets before the visa has been granted. Successful application of visa does not translate to approval of visa.
  • Book interview appointment early enough, the earliest being three months before travelling date.
  • Processing fee must be paid in full before applying for visa.
  • One set of original and another set of photocopy of documents on the document checklist should be presented at the embassy on appointment date.
  • Follow the suggested steps in the order that they have been presented in the article to ensure successful visa application.

Click here for Finland Embassy Address.

I hope that you have found this post on how to apply for Finland visa in Nigeria helpful. If you still have troubles with the application or get stuck on the way, do us for assistance. We will ensure that the most appropriate suggestion is recommended.

Good luck on your visa application!

If you have not taken our free visa eligibility test, we advise you take the test now in order to properly plan your application.

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2018-07-04T09:07:42+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Visa Application|26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. ALBERT EDA July 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    SIR/MADAM,
    I INTEND VISITING FINLAND ON A BUSINESS TRIP. I WENT TO STANDARD CHARTERED BANK IN LAGOS WITH N14,000 AND I WAS TOLD THE VISA FEE VARIES. PLEASE CAN YOU KINDLY ADVISE ON THE APPROPRIATE VISA FEE?
    REGARDS,
    ALBERT EDA

  2. kabir December 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Pls how many months statement of account do they need at Finland embassy in Nigeria

  3. kabir December 6, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Thanks very much sir….my last question is that do all the Schengen countries required 6months statement of account…

  4. otite March 8, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Comment…how can i pay for finland visa fees in bank is in,naira or euro

  5. Emmanuel March 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you sir for all the response to people question sir I want to reside permanently in Finland but don’t know how to apply for a job their from Nigeria then proceed to get my resident visa please put me through

    • Adeniyi Sheriff March 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      Via google, you can get many job listing website and you can submit your cv to companies But let me be real with, except you are an expatriate with special skills, its an exercise in futility. Your best bet is to get a visiting visa, enter and start looking for job.

  6. Mukaila April 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Please where can I get the health insurance, am planning to apply for a visiting visa, and is it possible I pay the visa fee on the submission date at the embassy?

    • Adeniyi Sheriff April 15, 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply

      I sell health insurance on this website. Naijagoingabroad.com is a partner with mutual insurance benefits. Go to travel deals menu above to browse the duration you need. I guess I will remodify this website to make it more visible. Alternatively, visit any mutual insurance or aiico insurance office near you. For other insurance companies, please see the approved list of insurance companies for schengen visa list.

  7. samuel ogberigbe May 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Good day sir.please can you send me all the requirements for Finland visa.please sir send.I want to apply for it.thank

  8. Adelanke anuoluwapo balogun June 27, 2017 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    As a fashion designer from nigeria , I’m married to an EU husband reside in Netherlands but he didn’t have a stable job for him to be able to file a document for me to come to him and i want to go to him, can I get a marriage visa to Finland and what are the requirements. Thanks sir

    • Adeniyi Sheriff June 30, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

      Yes you can get a family reunion visa. It’s an immigrant type of visa.

  9. vincent July 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    gud day sir. is it possible too get a job wit a visiting visa and and lata apply for a work and resident parmit… tnx sir…am vincent

    • Adeniyi Sheriff July 11, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      It’s better you get the work searching before going over there. You cannot convert visiting visa to work visa.

  10. Ossi Chidiebube August 4, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Hello. Please i got invited to a competition in finland which is in a few weeks. But i don’t know how to do it or how fast it can work. Please help

    • Sheriff subair adeniyi August 7, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Finland visa takes 3-4 weeks. Do consider the duration before applying.

  11. onyinye December 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks very much for answers..pls iwant to ask av been refused france this year july and again i was refused spanish dis december..when i applied for france i only applied with my kids without my husband and i now applied for spanish with my husband before we got d refusal now i want to apply during the easter vacation with czech republic wnt i be blacklisted or banned..cuz am looking at d refusal is bcoming too much..

  12. Kilanko Olalere February 14, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Comment…How much is advisable to be balance fund in my statement of account before applying for a two week vacation visa to Finland?

    • Segun May 28, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Sir, am seeking student visa to Finland as family man, can i be given a visa that will enable me move with my family to Finland?

  13. John February 27, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Dear
    Pls i want to get Finland visiting visa?

  14. Oma May 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I will like to do a visiting visa ,and would love to travel with my son . is it same process more so would love you to leave am email or some kind of contact . would not mind one on one chat with you
    Thanks

  15. Lola June 11, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Comment..please I want to make enquiry about migrating to Finland… I have someone there who is a citizen by birth we haven’t met before but he’s ready to help me come into Finland but I don’t know the options I have as at yet!

  16. Chimmoski June 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Lola you got a fine option. Very simple

  17. Harison July 29, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Hello sir.
    Am citizens of Cameroon living in cameroon,I like to visit Finland for an exhibition on building construction, I like to know how I can apply and the supporting documents I will need for this visa.Thanks

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