Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated 18 October 2023
1951 CONVENTION TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
As of 12 noon on 19 July 2022, Ireland is temporarily suspending operation of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees for a period of 12 months. As of that date, holders of 1951 travel documents are required to be in possession of an Irish entry visa before travelling to the border. Full details are available here.
All Irish citizens are advised to register their contact details on the Citizens’ Registration, which allows the Deparment of Foreign Affairs to contact you and provide assistance in the event of an unforeseen crisis or family emergency while you are anywhere overseas. https://www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration
There are no longer any COVID-19 travel restrictions on travelling between Ireland and Finland.
General guidance on travelling to Finland can be found here.
More information on travelling to Finland is also available on the DFA travel website here.
More information on the Government of Ireland advice on international travel can be found here.
We advise all Irish citizens when travelling abroad to remain vigilant and follow the instructions and advice from the local authorities.
Emergency Consular assistance continues to be provided and any Irish citizens in need of assistance should call +358 9 682 4240 and leave a message clearly stating name, phone number and the issue. The mailbox is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will call you back as soon as possible.
All passport applicants are required to apply or renew online.
Queries about online applications should be directed to the Passport Service's Customer Service Hub.
Visa requirements for Ukrainian nationals are currently suspended.
All other non-EEA nationals who are ordinarily subject to a visa requirement still need to apply for a visa, even if travelling from Ukraine or travelling with a Ukrainian national. You can find further information here.
For information on the temporary protective measures for Ukrainian nationals and residents of Ukraine, please visit the Irish Immigration website here.
Please find all relevant visa information on the website of the Irish Immigration Service here.
To find out more about applying for a visa from Finland, please read more on our dedicated Visa Information page.
The Helsinki Embassy Team