If you need a visa for visiting Finland, you can submit your application at the earlies three months before the intended visit.
You will not need a visa for visiting Finland if you are a citizen of a Nordic country or EU Member State. Similarly, no visa is required if you are a citizen of a visa-free country and you have a valid passport or comparable travel document. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for visas. You may apply for a visa outside Finland from a Finnish embassy. Information on visa applications can be found on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (http://www.formin.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=49459&contentlan=2&cultu...).