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Embassy of Finland, London - Embassy of Finland, London : Contacts


38 Chesham Place
London SW1X 8HW
Tel. +44-20-7838 6200
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Embassy of Finland, London


United Kingdom of Great Britain

Office hours:

Mon–Fri 9.00–12.30, 13.30–16.00

Customer service:

Finnish passports and notarial services

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 2.00–4.00pm
  • Wednesdays at 9.00am–12.00noon
  • Fridays at 9.00am–12.00noon and 2.00–3.00pm

Customer service for visas to Finland

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.00am–12.00noon
  • Appointment needed, please email: (please note this email address is for appointments only, no visa enquiries will be answered from this email address)

Telephone enquiries

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 3.00–4.00pm tel. +44 (0)20 7838 6200
  • Please note that answers to most enquiries can be found on the Embassy website!

Holidays when the embassy will be closed.

Postal address

Embassy of Finland
38 Chesham Place


  • +44 (0)20 7838 6200


  • fax +44 (0)20 7235 3680
  • fax +44 (0)20 7838 9703 (Consular matters)


  • (Enquiries relating to Finnish passports)
  • (Enquiries relating to visa)
  • (Invoice address)


Ms Päivi Luostarinen
Mrs Leena Gardemeister
Ms Sanna Kykyri
  • Secretary to the Head of Mission
Mrs Marja-Leena Payne
  • PA to the Deputy Head of Mission
E-mail addresses are in the form: Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Political and economic matters

Ms Marjo Mäki-Leppilampi
  • Counsellor
  • United Kingdom's and EU's Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, Nato, international organisations incl. UN affairs, OSCE, Council of Europe, international human rights issues, North America, Russia and Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America
Mr Juho Simpura
  • First Secretary
  • EU's Institutional Development and Enlargement, United Kingdom's domestic policy and Northern Ireland, Justice and home affairs, Europe, Western Balkans, Turkey, Middle East, Persian Gulf and North Africa, China
Mr Lasse Sinikallas
  • First Secretary
  • Trade and Economic Policy, Team Finland Coordinator, EU's Internal markets, Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Policy, Baltic Sea and Arctic issues
Mr Tero Jokilehto
  • Senior Specialist
  • Maritime transport
Ms Marjo Paavilainen
  • PA to the Political Department, Visit Officer
Ms Mariia Kotiaho
  • PA to the Political Department

Press and the media

Mr Pekka Isosomppi
  • Press Counsellor
  • tel. work +44 (0)20 7838 6207
  • mob. workcell +44 (0)7741 249 007
Ms Minttu Taajamo
  • Special Adviser, public diplomacy, communications
  • Web & social media editor, press and general enquiries
  • tel. +44 (0)20 7838 6216

Cultural Affairs

Ms Pirjo Pellinen
  • Special Adviser, public diplomacy, culture
  • tel. work +44 (0)20 7838 6222


Mrs Riitta Kukkonen
  • Consul
Ms Maija Aho
  • Consular Officer
Ms Jaana Ojainmaa
  • Consular Officer
Mrs Ann-Mari Romero
  • Consular Officer

Defence Attaché's Office

Mr Janne Ilomäki
  • Colonel
  • Defence Attaché
Mrs Riitta Murtagh
  • PA to the Defence Attaché

Administrative affairs

Ms Eija Pöyhönen Rivera
  • Administrative Officer, Information management
Mr Jarmo Jaakola
  • Chief Office Caretaker
Mr Tuomas Arvonen
  • Office Caretaker
Ms Stella-Liisa Mitt
  • Coordinator, coordination of matters concerning appropriations and financial administration
Ms Outi Mäkilä
  • Clerical Assistant, receptionist
Ms Riitta Kärkinen
  • Technical Assistant
Ms Virpi Rasilainen
  • Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor, cook
Mr Ciaran Mc Cormack
  • Chauffeur
Mr Robert McIndoe
  • Chauffeur
E-mail addresses are in the form: Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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