Visa Unit

Visa Unit

Information during office hours 8:00-16:15 regarding visa- and residence permits, phone +358 295 16001 (switchboard) or e-mail

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:


  • +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
Fanni Mäkinen
Anna Orlow
Risto Rantala
Anna Vilkamaa

EU affairs and legal matters

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

Entry permits

Heini Laukkanen-Kolesnikova
Merja Mustikka
entry permit and travel document training
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
Marjaana Martiskainen
Desk Officer
Sari Aho
Desk Officer
Maria Järvinen
Desk Officer
Jonna Saari
Desk Officer

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