Finland Visa

Guide to Obtaining a Finland Visa from Bangladesh

Are you a Bangladeshi citizen dreaming of exploring the enchanting landscapes of Finland? If so, you’re likely looking to obtain a Finland visa to turn that dream into reality. Navigating through visa applications and procedures can be a daunting task, but fear not! In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of getting a Finland visa from Bangladesh. So, let’s embark on this exciting journey together!

Understanding the Finland Visa Types:

Before starting the application process, it’s essential to know the different types of visas available for travel to Finland. The types of visas are available for Finland- such as Tourist, Business, Transit, Student, Work, etc. The purpose of your visit will determine the visa category you need. Urejai travels provides consultancy support for Tourist & Business visas. The most common visa types for Bangladeshi travelers include:

a. Tourist Visa:

 If you plan to visit Finland for leisure, sightseeing, or visiting friends and family, you’ll require a tourist visa.

b. Business Visa: 

For attending conferences, meetings, or engaging in business activities in Finland, a business visa is appropriate.

c. Student Visa: 

Students aspiring to study in Finland should apply for a student visa to pursue their educational goals.

d. Work Visa: 

If you’ve secured a job offer in Finland, you’ll need a work visa to legally work and reside in the country.

Visa Procedure (Tourist & Business):

There is the Honorary Consulate General of Finland in Dhaka. But it does not process any kind of visa. All C category short-term visas are processed by the Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka & other kinds of visas are processed by Finland Embassy in New Delhi. But The Embassy of Sweden of Bangladesh has appointed VFS Global as an outsourced partner to facilate applications. Applications are required to be submitted on a walk-in basis & applicants must attend in person at the VFS Center.

Honorary Consulate General of Finland, Dhaka:
Address: Summit Centre, 18 Karwan Bazar C/A, Dhaka-1215
Tel: (+88)029130845
Email: consulgenfinland.bd@gmail.com,finlandconsulate.bd@gmail.com
Embassy of Finland, New Delhi (For long term visit):
E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Tel. +91-11-4149 7500
E-mail: sanomat.nde@formin.fi
Website: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/ind/frontpage

Embassy of Sweden, Dhaka:
Bay’s Edgewater, 6th Floor, Plot No.12, North Avenue, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Fax: +8802222299032
Website: https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/bangladesh-dhaka
Sunday – Thursday, 08.00 – 16.00
Phone: 880 255 668 500
Consular section
Visiting hours: Sunday to Thursday 09.00 – 16.00 after the pre-booked appointment. 
Office/telephone hours for inquiries are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11.00-12.00.
Phone: +880 255 668 500
E-mail: ambassaden.dhaka@gov.se 
Visa section
Phone: Sunday and Thursday, 15.00 – 16.00
Phone:+880 255 668 525
E-mail: ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se

Sweden Visa Application Center:
Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90, Gulshan North, Gulshan-2, Dhaka
Helpline No: (+88) 09606 777333, +88) 09666911382 (Sunday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00)
Email: info.swedenbd@vfshelpline.com
Web: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/bgd/en/swe
Working hours: Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
File Submit: Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 to 14:00
Passport and Document Collection: Sunday to Thursday: 15:00 to 16:00  

Documents Checklist (Tourist & Business visa):

To initiate your visa application, gather the necessary documents. Generally, the documents include:

Personal Documents:

  • Duly filled Application form and signed by the applicant (if the applicant is a minor, the form must be signed by both parents or its legal guardian)
  • Current Passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least 3 months after leaving the Schengen territory with all old passports & color photocopy of Bio-page of current passport and all Schengen visas.
  • Two recent color photographs (size 3.5 X 4.5 cm) with a white background but no cap and no sunglasses. Please note: the photo should not more than 06 months old and should not be used in any of the previous visas. The applicant’s ear must be visible in his/her photo. 
  • Birth certificate / National ID card
  • Marriage certificate or divorce certificate copy (as per religion). A death certificate copy requires for widows.
  • Cover letter: Cover letter from the applicant explaining in detail the purpose of the visit, addressed to the Embassy of Sweden.
  • If minor:
    – Consent of parents or custodian if both parents are not traveling together.
    – Photocopy of passport of parents or legal guardian
    – Proof of economic means of parents or legal guardian
    – Original birth certificate of the minor issued by the responsible authority.
  • For Non-Bangladeshi applicants who have valid residence status in Bangladesh: (i) Bangladeshi Residence Permit valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from the Schengen territory of the member states. (ii)Proof of the intention of carrying out the onward journey: copy of continuation ticket or reservation. (iii) Documentation about activity upon return in Bangladesh e.g. work contract or proof of enrollment in a university or school.
  • For Family members of an EU/EEA citizen: (i) There is an EU citizen from whom the visa applicant can derive any rights. (ii)The visa applicant is a Family member (e.g.: a marriage certificate, birth certificate, proof of dependency, the durability of partnership) and his identity (passport). (iii)The visa applicant accompanies or joins an EU citizen (e.g: a proof that the EU citizen already resides in the host Member State)

Professional Documents:

  • For Business Person: Trade license (renewal), VAT, IRC, LC copy and Membership certificate (If any), 2 pcs business card.
    – Additional documents for partnership: business agreement/deed copy
    – Additional documents for the limited company: memorandum of the article, certificate of incorporation, and form 12
  • Company cover letter (if business visits): Letters of the company introducing the businessperson, purpose and duration of the visit(s), a financial cover of the visit, short company profile, etc.
  • For Employee: Original no objection certificate (NOC) mentioned: (i) Address, telephone and fax number of the company (ii) Name and position of the countersigning officer in the company (iii) Name and position of applicants, number of years of service, pay slip / original salary statement/government order (GO) & original note verbal (for official passport holders), 02 pc visiting card
  • For Retired person: Retirement documents
  • For Student: 
    – Proof of enrolment in an educational establishment in Bangladesh
    – Certificate of leave of absence if traveling during the school year. The Certificate should mention the full address, telephone number, and permission of absence, name, and function of the person granting permission.
    – If school trips, letter of the school mentioning the purpose, the duration, and the destination. 

Financial Documents:

  • Bank solvency & statement (both company & personal) of last 06 months.
  • Other financial documents such as FDR, credit card statements, saving certificates, share statements, etc. (if available)
  • Income Tax Certificate (For last 3 years) / TIN certificate
  • Valuation of other assets (if any)

Overseas Documents:

  • For Tourist/ Visiting Family or Friends Purpose: Personal Invitation letter & evidence of your inviter’s passport and status in Finland (If available). In case of sponsorship – proof of sponsorship including proof of family/ties with a sponsor.
  • For Business Visit:
    – Invitation from the visited company: The letter should incorporate relevant personal data of the invited, length of the invitation, reason, and activity to develop in the Member State during the visit.
    – Proof of recent business contacts: Evidence of former and current transactions in Bangladesh and/or abroad (e.g. bill of lading, receipts, contracts, correspondence).
  • If commercial fairs or congress:
    – Proof of attendance through either letter of invitation from the organizer of the event, or payments of the registration fee.
    – Programme of the event.

Travel Documents:

  • Air Ticket Booking copy: Copy of the roundtrip airline reservation with Passenger Registration Number (or reservation number)
  • Hotel Booking copy: Hotel confirmation or hotel voucher for the whole duration of the stay, or other documents proving accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Travel Health Insurance coverage minimum 30,000 Euros (Original & Photocopy).

Submission of Application:

Once you have all the required documents, it’s time to submit your visa application. Visit the official website of the Finnish Embassy in Bangladesh to schedule an appointment for submission. On the appointment day, make sure you’re well-prepared and arrive on time.

Visa Fee & Service Charge:

Pay the Visa Fee:

There is a non-refundable visa processing fee that you must pay when submitting your application. Check the embassy’s website for the current fee and payment methods accepted.

  • VFS fee: – Tk. 1750 (cash)
  • Visa fees (For Adult) – 80 Euro
  • Visa fees (Between 6-12 years old) – 40 Euro
  • Children between 0-6 years (until the age of 6 years minus one day) – No fee
  • urejai.com service charge TK. 5,000 (Notary and translation charges are additional- if needed). 

Attend the Visa Interview:

During the visa interview, be honest, confident, and provide clear answers to the consular officer’s questions. The interview is a crucial part of the application process and will determine your eligibility for the visa.

Processing Time: 

Wait for Processing:

After the submission of your application and completion of the interview, the embassy will process your visa. Processing times may vary depending on the type of visa and other factors.

  • Tourist visa: 15-45 calendar days
  • Business visa: 15-45 calendar days
  • obokash.com file processing time: 3-4 working days.

Receive Your Visa:

Once your visa application is approved, you will be notified to collect your passport with the visa stamp. Congratulations, you are now ready to explore the wonders of Finland!


  • Urejai.com only provides consultancy service, doesn’t provide any guaranty for the visa.
  • File processing for the visa will start only after receiving all necessary documents.
  • Processing time, requirements, and fees are subject to change by the Embassy without any prior notice.
  • The embassy reserves all the rights to ask for any additional document other than the above-mentioned checklist.
  • All Bangla documents must be translated into English and notarized.
  • The finger must be free of “MEHEDI or any other color” when facing biometrics at the embassy / Application center.
  • Applicants have to bring all original documents at the time of interview to the embassy / Application center.

Obtaining a Finland visa from Bangladesh may seem like a complex process, but with the right information and preparation, it can be a smooth experience. Remember to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates, gather all the necessary documents, and be truthful during the interview. Soon enough, you’ll be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Finland.


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