Service Centre for Entry Permits

The Service Centre for Entry Permits handles the processing of visa applications in cooperation with the Missions of Finland in Russia and Ukraine, which remain responsible for the issue of visas. The Centre operates as a unit under the Consular Services of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, employing approximately 50 staff. It is located in Kouvola.

The main duty of the Service Centre for Entry Permits is to process visa applications, but it also supports the electronic processing of visa applications, organises training for employees responsible for the processing and handles user password matters.

The Centre is responsible for the development and maintenance of a separate system for outsourced visa processing.

The unit’s visa support team provides training for users of the national SUVI visa system and advice whenever any problems related to the system arise. The team also handles password matters related to the SUVI visa system and takes part in the development of the system.

The Service Centre for Entry Permits coordinates projects which concern the outsourcing of the processing of visas in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

E-mail

  • KPA-30@formin.fi

Post address

Maahantulolupa-asioiden palvelukeskus
PL 98
45101
KOUVOLA
FINLAND

Visiting address

Kauppamiehenkatu 4
45100
KOUVOLA
FINLAND

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392653
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy

Tito Gronow
Director
  • +358 295 351 610
Kari Onikki
Liaison Officer, the Finnish Police
Pasi Potinkara
Liaison Officer, Finnish Border Guard
Joel Soininen
NETVIS/ELVIS-Specialist
  • +358 50 353 9551
Sanna Rantamäki
Systems Administrator
SUVI visa system
  • +358 295 351 087
Teppo Tähtinen
Senior Specialist
police matters

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.