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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 9am–12.30pm, 1.30pm–4pm (please check opening hours for the consular section below)

Customer service:

Finnish passports and notarial services (inc. Residence permits)
Appointments must be booked in advance (exc. emergiencies) via online booking form.

  • Monday to Friday at 9.00am–12.00noon
  • Mondays and Thursdays at 2.00–4.00pm

Customer service for visas to Finland
Schengen visas to Finland must be applied in person at Finland's visa application centres (VFS Global). Book an appointment via the visa centre.

Telephone enquiries

  • Mondays and Thursdays at 9.00–10.00am
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2.00–3.00pm
  • 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.

Telephone exchange:

  • +44 207 838 6200


  • fax +44 207 235 3680


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

Visiting address, postal address:

Embassy of Finland
38 Chesham Place


Ms Päivi Luostarinen
Mrs Leena Gardemeister
Mrs Marja-Leena Payne
  • Secretary to the Ambassador
Ms Sanna Kykyri
  • Secretary to the Deputy Head of Mission

Political and economic matters

Ms Marjo Mäki-Leppilampi
  • Counsellor
  • Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, transatlantic relations, Eastern Europe, Russia, South Caucasus, Central Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, UN affairs, OSCE, Council of Europe, international human rights issues
Ms Päivi Pihlajamäki
  • Counsellor
  • Team Finland coordinator, trade and economic policy, EU's internal markets, competitiveness, agricultural, forest and environmental policy, development policy
Ms Eveliina Saarinen
  • First Secretary
  • United Kingdom's EU policy, justice and home affairs, EU countries, Western Balkans, Turkey, Middle East, Gulf and North Africa
Mr Tero Jokilehto
  • Senior Specialist
  • Maritime transport
Ms Marjo Paavilainen
  • PA to the Political Department
Ms Mariia Plukka
  • PA to the Political Department

Press and the media

Mr Pekka Isosomppi
  • Press Counsellor
  • tel. work +44 207 838 6207
  • mob. workcell +44 774 124 9007
Ms Minttu Taajamo
  • Special Adviser, public diplomacy, communications
  • Web & social media editor, press and general enquiries
  • tel. +44 207 838 6216
  • mob. workcell +44 792 045 4058

Cultural Affairs

Ms Pirjo Pellinen
  • Special Adviser, culture, public diplomacy
  • tel. work +44 207 838 6222


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

Defence Attaché's Office

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

Administrative affairs

Ms Eija Pöyhönen Rivera
  • Administrative Officer, information management
Mr Juha Nojonen
  • Property Management and Office Services
Ms Stella-Liisa Mitt
  • Coordinator, coordination of matters concerning appropriations and financial administration
Ms Riitta Kärkinen
  • Technical Assistant
Ms Virpi Rasilainen
  • Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor, cook
Mr Tuomas Arvonen
  • Property Management and Office Services Attendant
Ms Outi Mäkilä
  • receptionist
E-mail addresses are in the form: Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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Updated 29/03/2017

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