Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
P.O.Box 176, FI-00023 Government, Finland

Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Fax: +358 9 629 840 or 1605 5799


24/7 service

+358 9 1605 5555

Calls will be recorded

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Media enquiries service

Outside office hours +358 40 551 6571

During office hours: please contact Unit for Communications on Current Affairs

Unit for Communications on Current Affairs

Customer service

Schengen visas to Finland


Visa and residence permit - Finnish citizens: When you travel or move abroad, contact the public authorities in the country of destination: Representation of foreign states in Finland or in the nearest country to Finland

Legalisation of documents


  • Customer service time: Mon-Wed 9-12 am
  • E-mail
  • Visiting address: Kanavakatu 3 B, 2nd floor
  • Postal address:
    Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    KPA-40/ Legalizations
    P.O. Box 176
    00023 GOVERNMENT

Diplomatic and service passports, visas for official travel

  • Visiting address Kanavakatu 3 B, 2nd floor

  • Customer service Mon-Wed 9–12 am
  • Visits by appointment Mon-Wed 13-15 pm
  • E-mail

The organisation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs who is in charge of the government department. The Ministry's highest civil servants are the Secretary of State, who acts as the head of the Office of the Minister, and four Under-Secretaries of State.

Three of the members of the Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä are responsible for matters that fall under the administration of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Timo Soini
Timo Soini
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Anne-Mari Virolainen
Anne-Mari Virolainen
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
Anne Berner
Anne Berner
Minister for Nordic Cooperation

Registry office

Visiting address: Ritarikatu 2 b, open on working days 8.00–16.15
Telephone:  +358 295 351 861
Notice: No legalisation service in the Registry office.

Documents addressed to Ministry for Foreign Affairs can be delivered to the Government's mail distribution centre, address: Ritarikatu 2 b, open on working days 8.00–16.15. 

Visiting addresses

  • Department for Africa and the Middle East and Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Kanavakatu 3 B
  • Department for the Americas and Asia and Department for Development Policy: Kirkkokatu 12
  •  Legal Service and Protocol Services: Laivastokatu 22
  • Department for External Economic Relations, Department for Europe, Political Department and Consular Services: Eteläesplanadi 4
  • Administrative Services: Eteläesplanadi 4, Kanavakatu 3 B, Merikasarminkatu 5
  • Department for Communication: Kanavakatu 3 C