Living in a country different from your home country is exciting and fun, but it can be challenging to figure out how to move there and then get all of the necessary paperwork done.
India Visa Requirements
If you are a citizen of Finland or Iceland, and you want to visit India, then your visa requirements may vary depending on your nationality. Indian Visa for Finland Citizens
For Finnish citizens, the Indian Embassy in Helsinki recommends that you apply for a tourist visa. This visa is valid for 30 days and can be obtained by filling out an online application form. The cost of the visa is €60 (£47).
If you are a citizen of Iceland, then the Indian Embassy in Reykjavik recommends that you apply for an e-visa. This type of visa is available to citizens of 38 countries and requires no additional documentation other than your passport. The cost of the e-visa is KRW 68,000 (£54). Once you have applied for the e-visa, you will need to print out your confirmation page and bring it with you when travelling to India.
Both visas are valid for travel to all destinations in India except Goa and Sikkim.
Apply for a Finnish Visa
If you are a citizen of India and would like to visit Finland or Iceland, then you will need to apply for a visa.
There are two different types of visas that you can apply for: a tourist visa and a business visa.
The tourist visa is the easiest to get, but it requires that you have a valid passport and proof of travel plans.
The business visa is more difficult to obtain, but it allows you to stay in Finland or Iceland for longer periods of time. Indian Visa for Iceland Citizens
Both types of visas require that you submit an application form and pay a fee.
You can find more information about applying for a Finnish visa on the Finnish Embassy website or by contacting your local Finnish consulate.
Apply for an Icelandic Visa
If you are a citizen of India and you want to visit Finland, your best bet is to apply for an Icelandic visa. Iceland is a member of the Schengen Area, so you don’t need a visa for EU countries such as Finland. However, as Iceland is not part of the EU passport-free zone, you will need to obtain a visa from the Icelandic embassy in your home country.
To apply for an Icelandic visa, you will need to provide proof of your citizenship (such as a photocopy of your citizenship certificate), documents proving that you have enough money to cover your stay in Finland (a bank statement), and a letter of invitation from a Finnish resident. You should also provide information about your travel plans and any medical conditions that may require special attention.
The application process can take between two and four weeks, but be prepared for additional paperwork if you are applying for an extended visa or multiple visas. In total, the cost of an Icelandic visa is around $50 USD.
Penalties for Non-Compliance
If you are a citizen of India and you want to visit Finland or Iceland, your best bet is to apply for a tourist visa. However, there are some penalties for non-compliance with the visa requirements.
If you do not have a valid passport or travel document, you will be required to obtain one before travelling to Finland or Iceland. In addition, if you overstay your visa, you will be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
Additionally, if you are found to be in violation of your visa conditions (e.g., by staying in Finland or Iceland beyond the permitted period), you may be denied entry into either country and may be subject to deportation.
If you are an Indian citizen planning to visit Finland or Iceland, then it is important to know which visa category best suits your needs. The easiest way to get a Finnish visa is as a tourist, while the Icelandic visa process is more complicated. If you are not sure what type of visa you need or if you have difficulty understanding the application process, then I recommend consulting with an immigration lawyer in order for them to help guide and support your case.