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:


  • +358 295 160 01



Post address

Visa Unit
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392652
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy (E204503)

Virpi Kankare
Tanja Lahti
Maria Järvinen
Desk Officer
coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
Marita Auvinen
Desk Officer
Kia Ahlfors
Merja Mustikka
entry permit and travel document training
Linnea Viherkenttä
  • +358 295 350 443
Tommy Walkila
Legal Officer
Sara Fahmy
Legal Officer
Asta Puolakka
Desk Officer
Herbert Nyqvist
Desk Officer
rectifications, appeals and complaints
Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
Taina Karpenko
Desk Officer
Tuijamari Pahl
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Brita Eriksson
Administrative Officer
consular services
Juha Haakana
Administrative Officer
consular services
Eva-Christina Leisio
Administrative Officer
consular services
Sari Aho
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
special assignment
  • +358 295 351 924
Jaana Honkakunnas
Desk Officer
Elina Lappalainen
Desk Officer
Sauli Leppänen
Consular Services Assistant

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