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Visa and Passport Unit

The Unit for Visas and Passports 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

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

Customer service:

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

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Merikasarmi,
Merikasarminkatu 5
MKE
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

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

Personnel

Leena Liukkonen
  • Director
  • tel. +358 295 351 547
Virpi Kankare
  • Counsellor
  • Desk Officer, coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
Aleksi Roiha
  • Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 350 042
Marita Auvinen
  • Desk Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 783
Timo Täyrynen
  • Desk Officer, Schengen coordination
  • tel. work +358 295 351 093
  • tel. work +358 9 160 552 24
Eliisa Kojo
  • Desk Officer, residence permits and comments, administrative affairs
  • tel. work +358 295 351 774
Merja Mustikka
  • Coordinator, entry permit and travel document training
  • tel. work +358 295 351 079
Tommy Walkila
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351819
Mirka Eirola
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. +358 295 351 735
Anja Lahdenperä
  • Desk Officer
  • tel. +358 295 351 715
Ville Karjalainen
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 350 180

Team for Visas

Saara Grip
  • Team Leader, visas
  • tel. work +358 160 553 86
  • tel. work +358 295 351 811
Taina Karpenko
  • Administrative Officer, visa team
  • tel. work +358 295 351 086
  • tel. +358 16 055 212
Brita Eriksson
  • Consular Services Assistant, visas
  • tel. +358 16 055 261
Aila Mustalahti
  • Consular Services Assistant, visas
  • tel. work +358 295 351 708
Minna Niemi
  • Consular Services Assistant
  • tel. work +358 9 160 561 26
Päivi Niemi
  • Consular Services Assistant, visas
  • tel. work +358 295 351 082
  • tel. work +358 9 160 565 29

Team for Passports

Arja Safarov
  • Team Leader, passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351 927
Heimo Repo
  • Desk officer passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351 703
Ms Vuokko Ritari
  • Attaché, Administrative Affairs
  • Administrative Officer, passport system training
  • tel. work +358 295 351 496

Service passports and visas

Tuomas Alatalo
  • Consular Services Assistant, diplomatic and service passports, visas to diplomatic and service passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351 065
Aino Möltsi
  • Consular Services Assistant, diplomatic and service passports, visas to diplomatic and service passports
  • tel. work +358 295 351 080
  • tel. work +358 9 160 552 16
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

This document

Updated 8/19/2017

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