Visa Unit

The Unit for Visas

The Unit for Visas 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
  • legal questions and legislation relating to the Unit's responsibilities, including the provision of expertise and advice thereon

More information:

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

Phone

  • +358 295 160 01

Email

  • KPA-20@formin.fi

Post address

Visa Unit
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4
00130
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392652
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy (E204503)

Virpi Kankare
Director
Tanja Lahti
Assistant
Marita Auvinen
Desk Officer
Elina Lappalainen
Desk Officer
Merja Mustikka
Coordinator
entry permit and travel document training
Sara Fahmy
Legal Officer
Brita Eriksson
Administrative Officer
consular services
Juha Haakana
Administrative Officer
consular services
Jaana Honkakunnas
Desk Officer
Taina Karpenko
Desk Officer
Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
Eva-Christina Leisio
Administrative Officer
consular services
Tuijamari Pahl
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Asta Puolakka
Desk Officer
Tommy Walkila
Legal Officer

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