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About this site

The site is a distribution channel for information and services produced by the Embassy of Finland in London and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The website is for both Finnish and foreign users. The web service is provided in Finnish and English. Basic information is also provided in Swedish.

Front Page contains current news articles about Finland, Finnish culture and the Embassy's activities. Ministry for Foreign Affairs News, on the front page, includes press releases, speeches and articles by the foreign affairs administration.

Current Affairs contains news and articles about the activities of the Embassy of Finland in London. In addition, it contains the travel information and press releases issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Visitors can subscribe to an RSS feed and receive topical material to their RSS reader.

Embassy section provides information about the Embassy, its tasks, premises and personnel.

Consulate Services provides detailed information about passport, visa, permit of residence and citizenship as well as registering personal data in case of emergency and other consular and commercial services the Embassy offers.

Bilateral Relations provides information about the political, economical and cultural relations between Finland and Great Britain.

Finland in Great Britain introduces activities of the different Finnish organisations operating in Great Britain.

About Great Britain provides information for those planning to travel or move to Great Britain.

About Finland presents Finnish society and provides information about studying, working and travelling in Finland.

Links lists useful and interesting websites that contain information about Great Britain.

The contact details of the Embassy can be found in the Contact section.

The feedback form in the Ask us section is a quick way to contact the Embassy. With the form you can send us feedback or ask questions about our website.

Special programmes

All the material on the Current Affairs subsection can also be monitored with an RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary). Users can subscribe to a newsgroup and receive notifications of updates to their RSS reader. This helps to avoid constant visits to the website in order to be notified of the new and changed content.

An RSS reader can be downloaded from the Internet for free. Instructions for using the RSS feed are available, for example, at

Using the website

The language menu, site map and search function can be found on the upper right corner of every page.

By using the language menu the user can navigate to the English and Swedish versions of the website. In addition, with every individual document there is a notification if the information is available in other languages.

The site map is displayed in the form of a directory structure. By clicking the plus sign before the word, the subnavigation and the content of the site will become visible.

Search function can be used as free text search. You can do an advanced search by cutting the search words with *-mark (asterisk) or by combining several words with words AND or OR.

Copyright policy

Copyrights of the texts, pictures and webcasts published on the website belong to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other parties mentioned in connection with the published material. The copyright of the pictures can for example belong to others but the Ministry has made an agreement on the use of the pictures.

Linking to the texts is allowed and texts can be quoted as long as the source is mentioned. Other kind of use of the material must be separately agreed with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Linking to individual pictures is categorically denied.


The Embassy of Finland in London takes responsibility for the content of this website, which will be kept as up-to-date as possible.

The Embassy does not assume responsibility for the correctness of information of linked pages maintained by other service providers.

Further information service is maintained by the Embassy of Finland in London jointly with the Unit for Web Communication of the Ministry's Department for Public Communication and Culture.

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Updated 31/07/2007

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