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
  • the organisation of national elections abroad
  • certificates issued to foreign authorities in accordance with the Act on Notary Public (420/2014)
  • 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.

Requests of documents from abroad:

Requests (and possible scanned attachments) can either be sent by e-mail to kirjaamo.um@formin.fi or by mail to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, PO Box 176, 00023 Government. For further information, please contact virkatodistus.um@formin.fi or tel. +358 9 160 55324.

Fax

  • +358 9 160 557 55

Phone

  • +358 295 350 000

E-mail

  • KPA-10@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Consular Assistance
PO Box 415
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 B MKB1
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392651
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy (E204503)

Juha Savolainen
Director
  • +358 295 351 508
  • +358 9 160 557 39
Andrina Schroderus-Nevalainen
Attaché
Susanna Alakotila
  • +358 295 350 121
Marit Verma
Assistant
  • +358 295 351 903
  • +358 9 160 557 37
Antti Putkonen
Team Leader
  • +358 295 350 126
Ellen Söderman
Seasonal Worker
  • +358 295 350 163

Crisis and Assistance Team

Virpi Hanhikoski
Desk Officer
criminal matters
  • +358 295 350 067
  • +358 9 160 557 35
Johanna Kangasniemi
Desk Officer
consular assistance
  • +358 295 350 324
  • +358 9 160 557 82
Sari Kilpi
Desk Officer
consular assistance
  • +358 295 350 644
  • +358 9 160 557 49
Sari Lietsala
Desk Officer
crisis team, development of consular services
  • +358 295 351 802
Hanna-Liisa Peltoniemi
Desk Officer
crisis team, travel safety
  • +358 295 350 139
  • +358 9 160 551 75
Satu Rasijeff
Desk Officer
crisis team, major disasters and preparedness matters
  • +358 295 351 057
  • +358 9 160 557 44
Esa Vallioniemi
Desk Officer
crisis team, consular rapid response teams
  • +358 50 407 1192

Team for Assistance of Families

Henna Harju
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 351 056
Mona Nyholm-Niemi
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 350 119
Anne-Maria Marttila
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 239
Hanna Rantala
Legal Officer
Jani Vuorinen
Consular Services Assistant
  • +358 295 351 127

Team for Legalization and Executive Assistance

Minna-Kaisa Liukko
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 351 053
Tuula Piirainen
Administrative Officer
international requests for legal assistance
  • +358 295 351 940
Päivi Pukero
Consular Services Assistant
legalisations
  • legalizations@formin.fi
  • +358 295 351 085
Päivi Syrjäsuo
Consular Services Assistant
legalisations
  • +358 295 351 092
Karita Tammi-Kortelainen
Desk Officer
elections, international official and legal assistance
  • +358 295 351 060

Service Centre

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.