Finland Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Finland Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens


Finland Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Before travelling to any country, it is important to check the visa requirements for Nigerian citizens. This will help you avoid disappointment later and save time in the application process. If you are planning on travelling to Finland soon, here is some useful visa information for Nigerian citizens. Finland visa application processes can be difficult, so read through this article carefully and contact a travel agent if you need help with the procedures.

What do you need to apply for a Finland Visa?

  • In order to apply for a Finland Visa, you will need to provide the following:
  • A valid Nigerian passport Proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Finland (at least €7,200)
  • Health insurance that covers Finnish health services and repatriation if necessary
  • A return flight ticket or onward travel proof Letter(s) of invitation from the host party in Finland.
  • An invitation letter is needed if you are applying for the visa on the basis of family connections or a visit to a partner in Finland.

How to Apply for a Finland Visa from Nigeria?

If you want to travel to Finland, you will need a visa, and You can apply for a Finland visa from Nigeria at the Embassy of Finland in Abuja or at any other Embassy of Finland in Nigeria. The Finnish Embassy or consulate will review and process your application. If applying in person, here are steps to take to apply for the visa and what document it includes:

  1. Fill out the visa application form (you can find this at the Finnish Embassy)
  2. Include your two passport photos
  3. Include proof of residence, such as a lease agreement, utility bill, and school enrollment document, among others
  4. Include proof of financial support for your stay in Finland
  5. Include evidence that you have booked accommodation for your stay in Finland and that you have taken out comprehensive health insurance cover against possible emergencies while there
  6. Proof of travel arrangements, if required, such as an airline ticket showing that you are leaving within three months of the date of application.

all these documents are what you will include and submit at the Finland embassy

Cost of a Finland Visa

The cost of a Finland Visa depends on the length of your stay. The fee for a Schengen Finland visa from Nigeria is €80, which is around NGN34,550 at the time of writing this post.

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Tips for Applying for a Finland Visa To Make The Procedure More Easier.

The Finland visa application process for Nigerian citizens can be difficult. But by following this list of tips, you’ll be able to get your visa on time.

  • Know what documents you need before applying for a visa. The Finland Embassy may not provide a list of required documents, but it is recommended that you have the following items ready: Passport or other identification; Copies of previous visas and passports( if you have any), Employment contract, bank statement, and income certificate, Letter from employer (if in the country).
  • Make sure to check with the Embassy about any specific visas needed for your trip. For example, if you are travelling with children who are not your own, there could be a separate application process.
  • The Embassy may require that you email your documents and payment in advance of your visit. This will save time at the Embassy when you arrive to apply for your visa.
  • Visit the Embassy’s official website regularly and their office to find out how long before arrival at the Embassy you should visit their website for an appointment.

Where to Apply for your Finland Visa?

If you are applying for your visa, you will need to go to the Finland Embassy in Abuja, just as mentioned earlier. You will have to make an appointment before going there and queue for it. Applications take at least a week or ten working days (like they like to call it, LOL) to process, so be sure not to leave it too late!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the process for getting a visa?

You will need to apply for a Finnish tourist or visitor’s visa before you travel to Finland. The requirements are as follows: Complete the application form (which can be found at their Embassy). Provide your passport photo, which must be in colour, taken within the last six months and have a white background. Having adequate funds available in your bank account, you will need €30 per day for living expenses while in Finland. If this is not possible, then you will need to provide evidence of sufficient funds that are transferable or convertible into euros.

  • How Much Is Finland Visa Fee From Nigeria

The visa fee cost €80, which is around NGN34,550

  • Does Finland have Nigerian Embassy?

The Finland embassy in Abuja is at NO. 9, Iro Dan Musa Street, PLOT 1547, Asokoro in Wuse Zone 3, and can be reached by phone at 803 785 1150 or via email at

  • How Easy Is Finland Visa From Nigeria?

YES & NO, There is No one fit answer for these. Nigeria has been placed in the third category for Finland visas. This means that as a Nigerian, it’s compulsory for you to have a visa to enter this country. BUT Once your visa is approved, You are only allowed to stay in Finland for 3 months with this visa. This means that you must leave the country before the 3-month period is over.


If you live in Nigeria, you will need to apply for a Finland Visa before you can enter Finland. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to get your visa and be aware of the requirements. The Embassy of Finland in Nigeria requires all visa applicants to submit their applications in person. Be sure to have all of the required documents ready, as Embassy staff will not accommodate late arrivals. The Embassy also does not accept visa applications via email, so please avoid all unnecessary fraud.


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