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Consulate services - Embassy of Finland, London : Services for Finns

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, London

38 Chesham Place
London SW1X 8HW
Tel. +44-20-7838 6200
E-mail: sanomat.lon@formin.fi
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Services for Finns

The Finnish Embassy’s Consular Section serves Finnish citizens and foreigners living permanently in Finland with matters involving Finnish authorities, such as passports, notary services and certain specific legal transactions, family law, citizenship and military service.

Consulate hours

  • Passport and notarial services Mon, Tue, Thu 14.00 - 16.00,
    Wed 9.00 - 12.00 and Fri 14.00 - 15.00
  • Visa services Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10.00 - 12.00 by appointment only
  • Telephone enquiries Mon, Tue, Thu 15.00 - 16.00 (tel. +44 (0)20 7838 6200)
  • Holidays when the embassy will be closed

The Consular Section assists Finnish citizens in distress, gives information on the services provided by Finnish authorities and the legal protection available to private citizens, and advises on general procedures related to legal or administrative matters in Finland and the UK. The Finnish Embassy also arranges for absentee voting in Finnish elections.

Foreign citizens can consult the Embassy’s Consular Section on matters related to visas and entry permits (e.g. residence permits).

The Consular Section's customer service

The Consular Section’s customer service on matters concerning Finnish passports and notarial services is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, on Wednesdays from 9.00am to 12.00noon and on Fridays from 2.00pm to 3.00 pm. For these services, no appointment is needed.

For our Consular Section's customer service for visas to Finland, we are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. All visa customers need to make an appointment in advance by email - please email us at appointment.lon(at)formin.fi

The Consular Section answers telephone enquiries (+44 (0)20 7838 6200) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Enquiries can also be sent in by e-mail to sanomat.lon@formin.fi. Enquiries on Finnish passports can be sent to passi.lon@formin.fi and enquiries on visas to visa.lon@formin.fi

The Consular Section is closed on British and Finnish public holidays.

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