Passport of Finland
The passport of Finland is a document that proves that a person has a citizenship of Finland. If you apply for a residency programme with the aim of getting a citizenship, acquiring a passport is one of your primary aims.
Finland's passport is considered to be the 2nd strongest passport out of 199 passports of the world. The holders of the passport can enter 127 countries with no visa requirements and in 41 jursidictions they would receive a visa on arrival. In 30 countries, the holder of the passport would still need a visa. This makes the passport of Finland (and, by default, Finland's citizenship) stronger than 99% of the world's citizenships.
The passport is valid for 5 years. There is also an electronic, machine-readable version of the document. The passport issuing authority of Finland is Police of Finland. The passport of the current format is rather old. It has been in use for 9 years, since 21 August 2012.
The position of Finland's passport in the worldwide travel/identity document rating is as follows:
- 1. United Arab Emirates passport - visa free/on arrival to 176 countries
- 2. Finland passport - visa free/on arrival to 168 countries
- 3. Luxembourg passport - visa free/on arrival to 168 countries
- 4. Spain passport - visa free/on arrival to 168 countries
The fee for acquiring the Finland's passport is USD 50, or approximately EUR 45 (this may vary in specific circumstances).
Get a passport
If you are interested in getting this or an EU passport, acquiring a residency permit is the first step. This is because one is almost always required to be residing in a country for some time before one can apply for a citizenship. So get acquainted with our residence permit services and start your journey to citizenship now.