Visa and Passport Unit

The Unit for Visas and Passports is responsible for:

  • contribution to the preparation of immigration policy
  • the development of the EU and Schengen visa systems
  • guidance and coordination relating to authorisations of entry by the Finnish embassies and consulates abroad, and for the provision of statements on visa applications
  • the provision of guidance for embassies and consulates in passport issues and for the coordination of their activities, processing of applications received by embassies not connected to the common passport system, and for the development of the passport system
  • the issue of service passports, and for the visa applications of holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • legal assistance in issues relating to the travel documents of foreigners residing in Finland
  • the approval of foreign travel documents
  • legal questions and legislation relating to the Unit's responsibilities, including the provision of expertise and advice thereon

More information:

Questions concerning Finnish passports and visas for Finland, addressed to the Unit for Passports and Visas, should preferably be submitted by using the following e-mail address: visas.passports@formin.fi

Customer service

Diplomatic and Service Passports: from 9 to 12, from 13 to 15 by appointment only |

Schengen-Visa Affairs: Telephone inquiries from 10 to 12, tel. 0295 379979. E-mail: visas.passports@formin.fi.

E-mail

  • KPA-20@formin.fi

Post address

Visa and Passport Unit
PO Box 423
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Merikasarminkatu 5
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392652
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy

Leena Liukkonen
Director
  • +358 295 351 547
Virpi Kankare
Counsellor
Desk Officer
coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
  • +358 295 351 772
Mari Vidgrén
Assistant
  • +358 295 350 090
Marita Auvinen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 783
Timo Täyrynen
Desk Officer
Schengen coordination
  • +358 295 351 093
Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
residence permits and comments, administrative affairs
  • +358 295 351 774
Merja Mustikka
Coordinator
entry permit and travel document training
  • +358 295 351 079
Tommy Walkila
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 351819
Henna Närhi
Legal Officer
  • +358 29 535 0153
Kia Ahlfors
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 325
Anja Lahdenperä
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 715
Jaana Lång
  • +358 295 350 130

Team for Visas

Saara Grip
Team Leader
visas
Taina Karpenko
Administrative Officer
visa team
Brita Eriksson
Consular Services Assistant
visas
Ville Karjalainen
  • +358 9 160 553 86
Jaana Honkakunnas
Consular Services Assistant
visas
Aila Mustalahti
Consular Services Assistant
visas
Minna Niemi
Consular Services Assistant

Team for Passports

Arja Safarov
Team Leader
passports
  • +358 295 351 927
Heimo Repo
Desk officer passports
  • +358 295 351 703
Vuokko Ritari
Attaché, Administrative Affairs
Administrative Officer
passport system training
  • +358 295 351 496

Service passports and visas

Aino Möltsi
Consular Services Assistant
diplomatic and service passports, visas to diplomatic and service passports
  • +358 295 351 080
Susanne Arola

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