The Embassy’s Consular Section helps Finnish citizens in distress, assists with matters concerning services provided by Finnish authorities and the legal protection of private individuals, e.g. matters related to family law, and provides advice on official UK procedures and modes of operation.
The Consular Section acts as the competent Finnish authority in matters such as passports, notary services and certain specific legal transactions, and advises non-Finnish citizens with entry permit matters. It also assists other Finnish authorities with citizenship, population register, military service and family law matters, and with arrangements for absentee voting.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in Helsinki has a weekend telephone number for emergencies. The number is +358 9 1605 5555 (24/7).
Honorary Consuls can provide advice and assistance with contacting local authorities or the nearest Finnish Embassy or Consular Section. The ways in which Honorary Consuls can help are limited. They cannot accept applications for passports or visas.
The Consular Affairs Unit at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs coordinates the consular business done by Finnish missions abroad and acts as their central contact point in Finland.