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P.O.Box 94363
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia
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Visas and entry permits to Finland


Schengen visa applications to Finland in Riyadh are processed in the Embassy of Sweden. Please allow at least two weeks for your application to be processed. The process can't be started until all the necessary documents are submitted.

Embassy of Sweden in Riyadh
Address: Collector Road B, Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 94382, Riyadh 11693
Telephone: +966 1 880 67 00 / Visa questions (between 13:00-14:00) +966 1 482 77 96 Fax: +966 1 488 06 04
Office hours: 09:00-12:00 (Saturday-Sunday-Tuesday)

The following countries belong to the Schengen area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The following documents are required for a visa to Finland:

  • completed visa application
  • one passport-size photo
  •  valid passport (must be valid at least three months after the expiry of the visa)
  • original resident card or valid visa (in the country where the application is submitted)
  • invitation letter or name and address of the host in Finland, stating the purpose and duration of the trip; or confirmation of the hotel reservation (for business visa; a letter from the company you will work for and an invitation letter from the business contact in Finland)
  • proof of airline reservation to and from Finland (e.g. an itinerary from a travel agency) or proof of other transportation arrangements
  • valid passenger travel insurance for a minimum coverage of 30 000 euros. Insurance must cover the whole Schengen territory and must be valid for the whole length of intended stay.
  • visa fee

Since the Embassy of Netherlands in Yemen has closed, kindly contact the  Embassy of Finland in Riyadh for detailed instructions.

Embassy of Finland in Riyadh
Address: Embassy of Finland, P.O.Box 94363, 11693 Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 1 488 1515
Fax: +966 1 188 2520

In Kuwait the Embassy of Germany covers the issuing the visas to Finland.

Embassy of Germany in Kuwait
Address: Abdullah Al Salem, Area 1, Ave 14, Branch of Al-Yousef Street, Villa 13, 13009 Kuwait
Telephone: +965 252 0827, 252 0857
Fax: +965 252 0763

From June 17th, 2013 onwards the Embassy of Spain in Muscat will represent Finland in visa issues in  Sultanate of Oman:

Spain Visa Representation /VFS Global

Spain Visa Representation /VFS Global


Khimjis House of Travel
Block no 223 shop. no 475,
building no 481 Way. no 2306,
assarain garden,

Telephone helpline: +968 24602235  (working hours 8 am – 4 pm from Sunday toThursday)


Residence permits

Residence permits are issued for foreigners who intend to stay in Finland longer than three months. A residence permit is also required if a person intends to stay in Finland less than three months but intends to work in the country. There are exceptions to this rule for the citizens of other Nordic countries and EU citizens.

Persons wishing to apply for residence permit to Finland must apply for and obtain the residence permit from the Embassy before leaving for Finland.

You may obtain a residence permit if

  • you have family ties with Finland

  • you are of Finnish descent

  • you are going to study at an educational institution in Finland

  • you are eligible for a residence permit for an employed person

Contact for more information:

Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI)
Telephone: +358 71 873 0431 Fax: +358 71 873 0730
Postal address: PL 18, 00581 Helsinki address: Lautatarhankatu 10, Helsinki


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Updated 6/11/2013

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