Unit for Consular Assistance

The Unit for Consular Assistance is responsible for:

  • general planning, guidance and supervision concerning consular services
  • the provision of expertise and advice on consular services
  • legal questions and legal assistance relating to consular services
  • EU (European union) cooperation in the field of consular services
  • other consular services unless they fall within the competence of another organisational unit.

Finnish missions abroad are independent administrative authorities providing consular services in accordance with the Finnish Consular Services Act (498/1999). The Unit for Consular Assistance is responsible for the production and development of consular services, as well as for the overall guidance and supervision of the work of the missions in consular affairs.

Email

  • KPA-10@formin.fi

Phone

  • +358 295 160 01

Post address

Unit for Consular Assistance
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4
00130
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Antti Putkonen
Director
  • +358 295 350 126
Laura Sarpalehto
Executive Secretary
  • +358 295 351 058
Flora Kuparinen
Team Leader
crisis and assistance situations
  • +358 295 350 596
Virpi Hanhikoski
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 067
Henna Harju
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 351 056
Helena Häkäri
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 714
Noora Kuurne
Seasonal Worker
  • +358 295 350 639
Santeri Mikkola
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 505
Paula Mäkinen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 499
Mikko Nieminen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 201
Mona Nyholm-Niemi
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 350 395
Kirsi Olakivi-Miftari
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 655
Sanna Ringborg
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 831
Iiris Strandman
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 059
Minna Wikman
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 382

Service Centre

Email

  • paivystys.um@formin.fi

Phone

  • +358 9 160 555 55

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