Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu

Customer service

Embassy customer service by appointment only.
Customer service hours: Monday-Thursday 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.15. Customer service hours for telephone inquiries: Monday-Thursday 11.00-12.00.

Legalization and passport applications: please make an appointment by e-mail visa.kat(at)gov.fi.

Resident Permit and Visa-related matters: VFS Global Visa Application Center accepts Finland’s Schengen visa applications on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm and resident permit applications Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. An appointment at the Visa Application Center can be booked in advance either on the website of the VFS Global Visa Application Center(Link to another website.) or through the Call Center. Resident permit bookings(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

Consular services are available for Finnish citizens and foreign nationals with a permanent residence in Finland. On consular matters, please contact the Embassy via email at Sanomat.KAT@gov.fi In an emergency situation, please contact the Foreign Ministry's 24/7 service on +358 9 1605 5555.

Office hours

Mon - Thu 8.00 - 16.15, Fri 8.00 - 13.15

Exceptional opening hours

The Embassy of Finland will be closed during the following days in 2023.

March 6: Holi

April 7: Good Friday

April 10: Easter Monday

May 1: May Day

June 23: Midsummer Eve

October 23–25: Dashain

November 13–15: Tihar

December 25: Christmas Day  

December 26: Boxing Day

Email

  • Sanomat.KAT@gov.fi
  • visa.kat@gov.fi  (Visa and residence permit matters)

Telephone exchange

  • +977 144 172 21
  • +977 144 166 36
  • +977 144 411 64
  • +977 144 174 43

Fax

  • +977 144 167 03

Post address

Embassy of Finland
G.P.O Box 2126
KATMANDU
NEPAL

Visiting address

Bansidhar Marg 17
Bishalnagar
KATHMANDU
NEPAL

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Personnel

Riina-Riikka Heikka
Head of Mission
Mikke Kinnari
Deputy Head of Mission, Consul
Petra Enbuske
Coordinator
development cooperation
Ksenia Sormunen
Office Administrator

Development Cooperation

Sara Alanen
Senior Specialist
Head of Cooperation
  • +358 295 350 011
Tuovi Leppänen
Senior Specialist
Education
Pallab Nepal
Special Adviser
Natural Resource Management and Climate Resilience
Indra Gurung
Special Adviser
Education and Human Rights
Kamana Gurung
Coordinator
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, WASH

Administrative Affairs

Manisha Shrestha
Clerical Assistant

Consular Affairs

Renu Shakya
Consular Services Assistant

Residence

Pramila Shah
Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor
Bhagawati Waiba
Domestic Worker

Office services