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:

Information during office hours regarding visa- and residence permits, phone +358 295 16001 or e-mail


  • +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
Heini Laukkanen-Kolesnikova
Krista Napola
Desk Officer
coordination of entry issues, the EU's justice and home affairs
Merja Mustikka
entry permit and travel document training
Sari Aho
Desk Officer
Marjaana Martiskainen
Desk Officer
Fanni Mäkinen
Anna Orlow
Risto Rantala
Anna Vilkamaa

Marianne Purojärvi
Desk Officer
Tommy Walkila
Legal Officer
Sara Fahmy
Legal Officer
Helinä Heikkinen
Legal Officer
Elina Lappalainen
Desk Officer
Ville Valo
Desk Officer

Eliisa Kojo
Desk Officer
Tuijamari Pahl
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Brita Eriksson
Administrative Officer
consular services
Johanna Virtapuro
Administrative Officer
consular services
Vappu Pajala
Administrative Officer
consular services
Maria Järvinen
Desk Officer
Sauli Leppänen
Consular Services Assistant
Jonna Saari
Desk Officer

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