Great Britain: travel documents to Finland

(valid until further notice)

Visa free

  • Visa free to Schengen area and Finland

Travel documents accepted by Finnish authorities

  • Ordinary passport, incl. a passport issued by *) 
  • Diplomatic passport
  • Service passport / Official duty passport
  • Passport BNO British National (Overseas), citizen of United Kingdom (Overseas Territories)
  • Emergency Passport, incl. Emergency passport issued by *)
  • British Overseas Territory Identity Card – Gibraltar
  • Travel Document for refugees (1951 Geneva convention)
  • Travel Documents for stateless person (1954 New York convention)
  • Certificate of Travel **) 
  • Seaman's book (on duty)

*) Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey, Anguilla, Bermuda, Saint Helena, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat

**) A Schengen Visa is required when travelling to Finland.

Currently, UK citizens are allowed to stay in the Schengen Area without a visa for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.


UK Certificate of Travel

If you hold a UK Certificate of Travel, you will need a Schengen visa to travel to Finland. 

EU Settlement Scheme

A residence permit document under the UK’s new EU Settlement Scheme does not entitle family members of an EU citizen who are not EU citizens themselves to visa-free travel in the EU countries.

Please note that residence cards issued by the UK under Directive 2004/38/EC to family members of EU citizens residing in the UK will no longer have visa exempting effect from 1.1.2021 onwards.

You must apply for a visa when travelling to Finland, if:

  • you are a family member of an EU citizen but you are not an EU citizen yourself;

  • you have a visa requirement when travelling to the EU, and

  • you only hold a residence permit document under the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme.