Visa Unit

Visa Unit

Advice on residence permits and visas primarily by e-mail visas.mfa@formin.fi. Phone calls 8:15-16:00, phone +358 295 16001 (switchboard).

The Unit for Visas is responsible for:

  • contribution to the preparation of visa policy
  • the tasks of the national central authority in Schengen visa matters
  • the development of the EU and Schengen visa systems
  • guidance, coordination and supervision of entry services provided by the Finnish embassies and consulates abroad, as well as issuing statements on visa applications
  • providing training in matters within its scope of responsibilities for the Foreign Service and other relevant authorities
  • legal  matters, appeals and legislative quiestions related to the Unit's responsibilities, including offering expert help and afvice 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.

Email

  • KPA-20@formin.fi

Phone

  • +358 295 160 01

Post address

Visa Unit
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4
00130
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Virpi Kankare
Director
Päivi Harju-Heikkilä
Desk Officer

EU affairs and legal matters

Krista Napola
Desk Officer
coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
Marianne Purojärvi
Desk Officer
Sara Fahmy
Legal Officer
Heidi Nihtilä
Legal Officer
Elina Lappalainen
Desk Officer
Ville Valo
Desk Officer

Entry permits

Merja Mustikka
Coordinator
entry permit and travel document training
Heini Laukkanen-Kolesnikova
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Brita Eriksson
Administrative Officer
consular services
Johanna Virtapuro
Administrative Officer
consular services
Piritta Kaartio
Administrative Officer
consular services
  • +358 295 351 116
Marjaana Martiskainen
Desk Officer
Sari Aho
Desk Officer
Maria Järvinen
Desk Officer
Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
Jonna Saari
Desk Officer
Maria Vehviläinen
Desk Officer

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