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  • Embassy of Finland, Beijing
    Tel. +86-10-8519 8300,
  • Consulate General of Finland, Shanghai
    Tel. +86 21 5292 9900,
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Visa: short-term visits up to 90 days

Chinese nationals need a visa to travel to Finland. Visas issued are generally uniform Schengen visas (type C) and can be issued for the maximum duration of 90 days.

If the intended stay exceeds 90 days, a residence permit has to be applied. As a general rule a residence permit is needed for work even for shorter time.

A uniform Schengen visa allows travel to the following countries unless otherwise stated on the visa: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Competent Embassy or Consulate of the country of the main destination in the Schengen area is the competent authority to deal with the uniform visa application.

If the main destination cannot be determined, the application should be made to the Embassy of the country in which the longest visit shall be. If the visits in different Schengen countries are of equal length, the first destination shall be the determining factor.

Visa applications of holders of Diplomatic, Service and Public Affairs passports should be submitted via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/FAO. Holders of ordinary passports are required to apply in person.

Mongolian nationals

Mongolian nationals living in Mongolia need to apply for a visa to Finland from the Embassy of Germany in Ulan Bator.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Baga Toiruu-2

Street of the United Nations 

Ulaanbaatar 14201, Mongolia

Tel. + 976 11 323352 / 32 39 15 / 32 09 08
Fax. + 976 11 32 39 05

Mongolian nationals with a permanent residence in China can apply for a visa at the Finland Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai. Please see additional information about the visa centres under Schengen visa title on the left side of the page.

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Updated 10/2/2015

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