Contacting the local organizers:
If you have any questions or need more information concerning the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
EED 2024 Slack channel:
Do you have questions for our local organizers in Helsinki, or want to start networking with other attendees? Interested in coordinating travel or room sharing? Join our Slack channel to connect, discuss, and plan together for the upcoming event. It’s a great way to engage with the community and make your conference experience even better. Join our slack channel now!
As of 2024, citizens from 89 countries can enter Finland without a visa for short-term stays. We recommend to carefully review the visa requirement and travel documents accepted by Finland as provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
In general, traveling can involve some bureaucracy when applying for a visa. In order to make your participation in EED2024 as easy as possible, we provide below the most important guidelines, information and links for visa applicants. For detailed information and instructions issued by the Finnish government, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There you will find details on all matters concerning your visit to Finland.
The exact application process depends on the country of origin and more details can be found here. As the visa is only intended for short-term travel, the application is relatively straight forward. All attendees that require a visa will be applying for a Schengen visa that allows for a 90-day stay within any 180-day period in all Schengen countries. To apply for a visa, please follow the steps on the online application form or download the form as a pdf (available in multiple languages). Please keep in mind, that an in person appointment at a Finish mission might be required for your visa approval!
For every visa application a list of personal documents will be have to be provided. The minimum requirements include the following documents:
Please note that depending on the country you are travelling from, different requirements might apply. Check out the country specific documents here. The application comes with a processing fee, which is usually at 80€. For more information on the processing fees, see here.
The processing time for a Finnish travel visa is typically 3-4 weeks from the date of the application submission. However, this may vary based on the volume of applications and other factors so we recommend to apply for a Visa at least 6 weeks prior to the travelling dates.
By following these steps and ensuring all required documents are in order, you increase your chances of a smooth and timely visa approval. Always check the official website of the Finnish Immigration Service for the most current and specific requirements. Safe travels!
We know, Helsinki is not the easiest city in Europe to get to, especially if you favor eco-friendly travel. But it can be worth the effort, as some of the routes are very scenic and include a nice ferry ride across the Baltic Sea. And you can even make the trip more enjoyable: Use our Slack channel to find people to travel with.
For sustainable travel, there's a great site for getting to and from Finland without flying, but it's only in Finnish https://maatapitkin.net/ (but the Chrome browser with direct translation enabled is a great help for using it anyway). A good one in English for all of Europe (including Finland) is https://www.seat61.com/. All you have to do is select Helsinki as your destination as well as your starting point, and you get all the options.
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Alternatively or in addition, consider the following suggestions: