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

Postal address:
Passport and Visa Unit
PO Box 423
00023 GOVERNMENT
Visiting address:
Passi- ja viisumiyksikkö
PL 423
00023 VALTIONEUVOSTO
Fax:
+358 9 629 840
Email:
KPA-20@formin.fi, visas.passports@formin.fi
Päivi Blinnikka
tel. +358 295 351066
tel. +358 9 16055211
Päivi Syrjäsuo
tel. +358 295 351092
tel. +358 9 16055215
Kim Kuivalainen
tel. +358 295 351793
Tuomas Alatalo
tel. +358 295 351065
Lea Cecil
tel. +358 295 351068
tel. +358 9 16055214
Legal Officer 
 
Karoliina Hyttinen
tel.+358 295351461
Maria Järvinen
tel. +358 295 351072
Pirkko Kaikkonen
tel. +358 295 351519
Sonja Kangas
Taina Karpenko
tel. +358 295 351086
Varpu Kinnunen
tel. +358 295 351075
Jessica Lindén
tel. +358 295 350625
Anne Malinen-Williams
tel. +358 295 351 591
Attaché, Administrative Affairs
 
Sinikka Mashkilleyson
tel.+358 295 351 842
Civil Service Trainee
 
Heini Mononen
Jorma Mussalo
tel. +358 295 351906
Merja Mustikka
tel. +358 295 351079
Anne Myllymäki
tel. +358 9 16055386
tel. +358 295 351 720
Aino Möltsi
tel. +358 295 351080
tel. +358 9 16055216
Päivi Niemi
tel. +358 295 351082
tel. +358 9 16056529
Maarit Nousiainen
tel. +358 9 16055159
Päivi Pukero
tel. +358 295 351085
Riitta Puukka
tel. +358 295 351455
Sanna Rantamäki
tel. +358 295 351087
Heimo Repo
tel. +358 295351703
Paula Rikkilä
tel. +358 295 351089
tel. +358 9 16055261
Second Secretary (Administrative Affairs)
 
Leniitta Soini Billstam
tel.+358 295 351 797
Maria Susi
tel. +358 295 351069
Timo Täyrynen
tel. +358 295 351093
tel. +358 9 16055224
Ville Valo
tel. +358 295 351094
Riitta Wenz
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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