Family members of an EU citizen who are covered by EU Free Movement Directive
According to the EU Free Movement Directive(Link to another website.), a family member means:
- the spouse;
- the partner with whom the EU citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;
- the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependants and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point 2;
- the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point 2.
Family members of an EU citizen who are covered by the EU Free Movement Directive may submit their application for visa either at a visa application centre or at Finland’s mission abroad. No fee is charged for the visa.
Check the website finlandvisa.fi for more detailed country-specific instructions on the documents required for visa applications of family members of an EU citizen who are covered by the Free Movement Directive(Link to another website.). You can check the required visa application documents without logging in on the website finlandvisa.fi.