Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu

Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu



Office hours

Mon - Thu 8.00 - 16.15, Fri 8.00 - 13.15

Customer service

NB! CLIENT SERVICE CLOSED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE. EMBASSY DOES NOT RECEIVE OR HANDLE VISA APPLICATIONS, RESIDENCE PERMITS OR LEGALIZATIONS AT THE MOMENT! Residence permit applications and passport applications: please make an appointment by email visa.kat(at)formin.fi.

Appointment slots for submitting residence permit applications for other purposes than studying are fully booked until the end the current month. To book an appointment for next month, please send an e-mail to visa.kat@formin.fi  on the 15th of the month at 8 am Nepali time onwards. Outside these dates, only appointment requests for studying will be taken into account.

Please write on the subject field that the e-mail deals with an appointment request and indicate your application type (for example student, spouse or work). You will be contacted after a few days of having sent the appointment request. Please be patient and do not send enquiries or resend your appointment request. Please indicate also applicant’s name, telephone number, passport number and validity of the passport in your e-mail.

Please enclose employment agreement (for work permits)  or marriage certificate (for family ties) in your e-mail. NO ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS

NB! The decisions on applications are made by the Finnish Immigration Service. You can follow the processing queue from www.migri.fi or in Enter Finland.

Visa submission

Public holidays when the Embassy is closed

Telephone exchange

  • +977 144 172 21
  • +977 144 166 36
  • +977 444 1164
  • +977 441 7443


  • +977 144 167 03


  • sanomat.kat@formin.fi
  • visa.kat@formin.fi  (Visa and residence permit matters)

Post address

Embassy of Finland
G.P.O Box 2126

Visiting address

Bansidhar Marg 17

Pertti Anttinen
Head of Mission
  • +977 1 441 6636
Arja Safarov
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Kati Bhose
Head of Cooperation, Counsellor (Education, Human Rights)
Jari Laukka
Senior Specialist
Water and Sanitation