Visa is an entry permit for a short, temporary stay of less than 3 months (90 days) in the Schengen area.
Citizens of Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia do not need to apply for a visa. They are entitled to stay 90 days during a six-month period in the Schengen area. (Exeption: the holders of passports issued by Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade do still need a visa to enter the Schengen area).
Other foreign nationals who do need a visa for Finland and who have a residence permit in Serbia or in Montenegro, can apply for a visa at the Embassy of Finland in Belgrade.
Required documents for visa application:
A completed and signed visa application form.
One passport sized photograph. Please note the requirements for the photo:
The photograph must be less than 6 months old, 47mm high and 36mm wide, taken with a plain light-coloured background, in sharp focus and clear. The photo must show the person looking directly at the camera (not profile) with neutral expression (no smiling) and eyes open and visible.
A passport that must be valid for at least three (3) months following the journey.
Travel insurance covering the duration of the visa and the whole Schengen area. The insurance indemnity should be at least EUR 30.000 and should insure you in case of sudden illness or accident (including travel back home) and include transportation home in the event of your death.
The application form should also be accompanied by other documents indicating the purpose, conditions and duration of your visit. These can include tickets, confirmed hotel reservations and a private or official letter of invitation.
For underaged children parental consent is required if they intend to travel unaccompanied by a parent or a guardian.
Submitting the documents required does not automatically guarantee the issuing of a visa.