Visa 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:

Customer service

Diplomatic and Service Passports: from 9 to 12, from 13 to 15 by .




Post address

Visa Unit
PO Box 423

Visiting address

Merikasarminkatu 5

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392652
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy (E204503)

Leena Liukkonen
  • +358 295 351 547
Jutta Mikkola
  • +358 295 350 170
Jaana Honkakunnas
Desk Officer
Tuijamari Pahl
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Jaana Lång
Consular Services Assistant
Brita Eriksson
Consular Services Assistant
Juha Haakana
Consular Services Assistant
Pirkko Kaikkonen
Desk Officer
Saara Grip
Desk Officer
Virpi Kankare
Desk Officer
coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
  • +358 295 351 772
Tanja Lahti
  • +358 295 350 127
Marita Auvinen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 783
Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
residence permits and comments, administrative affairs
  • +358 295 351 774
Merja Mustikka
entry permit and travel document training
  • +358 295 351 079
Tommy Walkila
Legal Officer
  • +358 295 351819
Kia Ahlfors
  • +358 295 350 325
Anja Lahdenperä
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 715

Team for Visas

Sauli Leppänen
Consular Services Assistant
Taina Karpenko
Desk Officer
visa team
Ville Karjalainen
  • +358 9 160 553 86

Team for Passports

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

Service passports and visas

Päivi Pukero
Consular Services Assistant
  • +358 295 351 085

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