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.
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 on matters concerning Finnish passports, notarial services and other consular matters is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00am to 12.00noon and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. From 1st May 2018 the customer service is open on Mondays from 10.00am to 12.00noon and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
You will need to make an appointment online in advance for these services. Matters of emergency without appointment.
Online appointment for the Consular Section
The Consular Section answers telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7838 6242 (direct number) on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 10.00am. General enquiries can also be sent in by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries on Finnish passports can be sent to email@example.com.
The Consular Section is closed on British and Finnish public holidays.