Merikasarmi, PO Box 176, 00023 Government, Finland
tel: +358 295 350 000
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Unit for Passports and Visas

The Unit for Passports and Visas is responsible for:

  • contribution to the preparation of immigration policy
  • the development of the EU and Schengen visa systems
  • guidance and coordination relating to authorisations of entry by the Finnish embassies and consulates abroad, and for the provision of statements on visa applications
  • the provision of guidance for embassies and consulates in passport issues and for the coordination of their activities, processing of applications received by embassies not connected to the common passport system, and for the development of the passport system
  • the issue of service passports, and for the visa applications of holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • legal assistance in issues relating to the travel documents of foreigners residing in Finland
  • the approval of foreign travel documents
  • legal questions and legislation relating to the Unit's responsibilities, including the provision of expertise and advice thereon
  • the issue of certificates for the authorities of other states in accordance with the Notaries Public Act (287/1960)

More information:

Questions concerning Finnish passports and visas for Finland, addressed to the Unit for Passports and Visas, should preferably be submitted by using the following e-mail address: visas.passports@formin.fi

Passport and Visa Unit

Customer service:
Diplomatic and Service Passports: from 9 to 12, from 13 to 15 by appointment only | Legalisation of documents: from 9 to 12 | Visa Affairs: Telephone inquiries from 10 to 12

Visiting address

Merikasarmi,
Merikasarminkatu 5
MKE
00160HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Passport and Visa Unit
PO Box 423
00023GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Invoicing address

PL 5934
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 629 840
E-mail:

Personnel

Päivi Blinnikka
  • Director
Lilian Bitar
  • Assistant
  • tel. +358 295 351532
Sofia Ahlström
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 351 858
  • tel. work +358 46 923 3493
Tuomas Alatalo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351065
Benita Broms
  • Legal Officer 
  • tel. work +358 295 351 815
Kauko Hokkanen
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • switchboard +7 812 331 7600
Karoliina Hyttinen
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. work +358 295351461
Eila Irawan
  • Attaché, Administrative Affairs
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
Virpi Kankare
  • Counsellor
  • Desk Officer, Coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
  • tel. work +31 703469754
Taina Karpenko
  • Administrative Officer, Visa team
  • tel. work +358 295 351086
  • tel. +358 160 55212
Hanna Kohanevic
  • Assistant, Consular Services
  • tel. +358 9 160 55213
Eliisa Kojo
  • Attaché, Administrative Affairs
  • Desk Officer, Residence permits and comments, administrative affairs
  • tel. work +56 2 22634917
Marjaana Martiskainen
  • Departmental Secretary
  • Team Leader, Visas
  • mob. cell +216 98 43 46 25
Sinikka Mashkilleyson
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351 842
Heta Melantie
  • Desk Officer, Development projects in consular services
  • tel. +358 295 350 051
Jorma Mussalo
  • Team Leader, Passports and legalisations
  • tel. work +358 295 351906
Merja Mustikka
  • Coordinator, Entry permit and travel document training
  • tel. work +358 295 351079
Aino Möltsi
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Diplomatic and service passports, visas to diplomatic and service passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351080
  • tel. work +358 9 16055216
Päivi Niemi
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. work +358 295 351082
  • tel. work +358 9 16056529
Tarvo Nieminen
  • Desk Officer, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351519
  • tel. +358 50 4620191
Vappu Pajala
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Legalisations, visas for official travel to Russia and CIS-countries
  • tel. +358 9 16055159
  • tel. +358 295350109
Päivi Pukero
  • Systems Administrator, SUVI visa system
  • tel. work +358 295 351085
Sanna Rantamäki
  • Systems Administrator, SUVI visa system
  • tel. work +358 295 351087
Heimo Repo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. work +358 295351703
Paula Rikkilä
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. work +358 295 351089
  • tel. work +358 9 16055261
Ms Vuokko Ritari
  • Attaché, Administrative Affairs
  • Administrative Officer, Passport system training
Leniitta Soini Billstam
  • Desk Officer, Cooperation in visa affairs, approval of travel documents
  • tel. work +358 295 351 797
Päivi Syrjäsuo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Legalisations, visas for official travel to Russia and CIS-countries
  • tel. work +358 295 351092
  • tel. work +358 9 16055214
Enni Tuominen
  • tel. work +358 295351940
  • tel. work +358 505930948
Timo Täyrynen
  • Desk Officer, Schengen coordination
  • tel. work +358 295 351093
  • tel. work +358 9 16055224
Marita Vanhanen
  • Desk Officer, Rectifications, appeals and complaints
  • tel. +358 9 160 55386
  • tel. +358 295 351580
  • tel. +358 50 5720669
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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