Traveling to Saudi Arabia is now easier for citizens of Finland following the introduction of the Saudi electronic visa for tourism, currently available to all members of the Schengen area, United States, Africa, Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Led by the vision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in an exciting era of change, transforming into a thriving economic center and diverse social landscape.
Affiliated with the Schengen agreement since 1996, Finland citizens have access to the new electronic eVisa application process and are encouraged to apply for a Tourist Visa for Saudi Arabia.
As Saudi Arabia continues to expand its global reach it will open the eVisa application process to more countries in the near future.
Saudi Arabia Offers Tourist Visa for Finland Citizens
The Saudi online visa for citizens of Finland, as well as for 50 other nationalities was introduced in September 2019 and allows travelers to obtain a Saudi tourist visa valid for 90 days from the date of issuing.
The simple online application can be completed in around 10 minutes, after which applicants receive an approved eVisa for Saudi Arabia via email.
Finnish citizens are required to complete the eVisa online application process in advance of their planned journey to Saudi Arabia and as soon as journey dates are known. Fortunately, the process is now much easier and can be done online from the comfort of the home or just about anywhere in the world.
Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa from Finland
The Saudi Arabia Online Application is the quickest and easiest way for Finns to travel to Saudi Arabia as tourists. The online process only takes a few moments and can be done from anywhere and at the applicant’s convenience.
It is important that the Finnish citizen completes the application form with accurate and up-to-date details. To avoid delays or even rejection of the application, the Ministry advises citizens of Finland to include all of the following information on their application form:
- Passport details – nationality, passport number, expiration date
- Personal information – full name, date of birth, residential address
- Travel itinerary – planned entry and exit dates, flight details
Please be advised you have to answer a few short security questions on your application.
An online payment made via credit or debit card is required to submit and finalize the application. Following confirmation of online payment, the successful candidate will be emailed the eVisa for travel to Saudi Arabia within 72 hours of submitting their completed online application.
Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, Finland citizens need to present both their eVisa and passport for entry. Please ensure the passport details entered on the Saudi Arabia Online Application match those of the document you intend to travel with, otherwise, the eVisa will not be valid on arrival.
If a Finland citizen wishes to return to Saudi Arabia after their departure it will be necessary to submit and obtain a new eVisa via the online application form.
Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements from Finland
Please ensure all documentation meets the following visa requirements for Finnish citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia:
- The traveler’s passport must have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to Saudi Arabia
- It is necessary to provide a current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa from Finland
- One passport-size photo, dimensions: 200 x 200 pixels or 2.08 x 2.08 inches
- Valid credit or debit card to pay the Saudi eVisa fee.
Applicants with dual nationality should ensure that the passport they use to complete the Saudi visa application from Finland is the same that they will later use to travel to Saudi Arabia.
Visa Requirements for Finland Pilgrims to Hajj and Umrah
Saudi Arabia is a unique place and has many different expressions of life, society, and culture. Considered the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is deeply enriched by tradition, customs and values that citizens of Finland may not be accustomed to or be familiar with.
Nationals of Finland are encouraged to respect and appreciate local customs whilst journeying through Saudi Arabia.
A citizen of Finland undertaking pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for the religious ceremonies of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia needs to apply through a separate process to the electronic visa for tourism.
The Hajj and Umrah visa for Saudi is available only through a specialized agency, company or entity such as the Saudi Arabian embassy in Helsinki. When applying, it is necessary to provide a range of supporting information, including a certificate from a mosque or Islamic center stating that the applicant is a Muslim if they do not have a Muslim name.
An approved Hajj or Umrah visa from Finland is valid for a total of 30 days from the date of approval and allows a maximum stay of 2 weeks in Saudi Arabia for purposes of religious pilgrimage.
It is not possible to travel to Saudi Arabia for purposes of tourism or to work on this type of visa.