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

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Passport and Visa Unit
PO Box 423
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Merikasarmi,
Merikasarminkatu 5
MKE
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Fax:
+358 9 629 840
Päivi Blinnikka
  • Director
  • tel. +358 295 351066
  • tel. +358 9 16055211
Kim Kuivalainen
  • Desk Officer, Coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
  • tel. +358 295 351793
Lilian Bitar
  • Assistant
  • tel. +358 295 351532
Tuomas Alatalo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. +358 295 351065
Karoliina Hyttinen
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. +358 295351461
Maria Järvinen
  • Team Leader, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351072
Taina Karpenko
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351086
  • tel. +358 160 55212
Sven Kilemet
  • Attaché
  • tel. +358 295 352 071
  • tel. +358 50 526 5599
Varpu Kinnunen
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351075
Hanna Kohanevic
  • Assistant, Consular Services
  • tel. +358 9 160 55213
Anne Malinen-Williams
  • Desk Officer, Rectifications, appeals and complaints
  • tel. +358 295 351 591
Sinikka Mashkilleyson
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. +358 295 351 842
Heta Melantie
  • Desk Officer, Development projects in citizen services
  • tel. +358 50 462 0851
  • tel. +358 295 350 051
Jorma Mussalo
  • Team Leader, Passports and legalisations
  • tel. +358 295 351906
Merja Mustikka
  • Systems Administrator, Data systems concerning migration
  • tel. +358 295 351079
Aino Möltsi
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Diplomatic and service passports, visas to diplomatic and service passports
  • tel. +358 295 351080
  • tel. +358 9 16055216
Päivi Niemi
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351082
  • tel. +358 9 16056529
Tarvo Nieminen
  • Desk Officer, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351519
  • tel. +358 50 4620191
Vappu Pajala
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Legalisations, visas to diplomatic and service passports and diplomatic passports
  • tel. +358 9 16055159
  • tel. +358 295350109
Marja Porri
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 9 160 56126
Päivi Pukero
  • Systems Administrator, SUVI visa system
  • tel. +358 295 351085
Sanna Rantamäki
  • Systems Administrator, SUVI visa system
  • tel. +358 295 351087
Heimo Repo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Passports
  • tel. +358 295351703
Paula Rikkilä
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351089
  • tel. +358 9 16055261
Leniitta Soini Billstam
  • Desk Officer, Cooperation in visa affairs, approval of travel documents
  • tel. +358 295 351 797
Maria Susi
  • Desk Officer, Residence permits and comments, administrative affairs
  • tel. +358 295 351069
Päivi Syrjäsuo
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Legalisations and diplomatic and service passports
  • tel. +358 295 351092
  • tel. +358 9 16055214
Timo Täyrynen
  • Desk Officer, Schengen coordination
  • tel. +358 295 351093
  • tel. +358 9 16055224
Ville Valo
  • Administrative Officer, Passport system training
  • tel. +358 295 351094
Marita Vanhanen
  • Administrative Officer, Visa team
  • tel. +358 9 160 55386
  • tel. +358 295 351580
  • tel. +358 50 5720669
Riitta Wenz
  • Assistant, Consular Services, Visas
  • tel. +358 295 351095
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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