Merikasarmi, PO Box 176, 00023 Government, Finland
tel: +358 295 16001
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Contact information of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
P.O.Box 176, FI-00023 Government, Finland

Switchboard: +358 295 16001

Registry office:
Visiting address: Ritarikatu 2 b, open on working days 8.00–16.15
Telephone:  +358 295 351 861

Documents addressed to Ministry for Foreign Affairscan be delivered to the Government's mail distribution centre, address: Ritarikatu 2 b, open on working days 8.00–16.15. However, the embassies located in Helsinki can deliver documents to Ministry for Foreign affairs in Merikasarmi.

24/7 service: +358 9 1605 5555 (calls will be recorded)

Media enquiries service (outside office hours):+358 40 551 6571

Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a

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Fax: +358 9 629 840 or 1605 5799

Visiting addresses:

Diplomatic and service passports:  Merikasarminkatu 5 F, customer service Mon-Fri 09.00–12.00; visits by appointment between 13.00 and 15.00.

Visa matters: queries by phone Mon-Fri 10.00–12.00.

  • Political Department, Department for External Economic Relations, Legal Service, Consular Services, Protocol Services, Department for Europe, Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Laivastokatu 22, Merikasarminkatu 5F
  • Department for the Americas and Asia and Department for Development Policy: Katajanokanlaituri 3, Kanavakatu 4
  • Administrative Services and Department for Africa and the Middle East: Kanavakatu 3 B
  • Department for Communication and Financial Management Unit: Kanavakatu 3 C
  • Human Resources Development:  Kanavakatu 4A (registration at control room on Katajanokanlaituri 3)
  • Passport and Visa Unit:
    Diplomatic and service passports: Merikasarminkatu 5 F
    Visa matters: queries by phone
    Legalisations: Due to repair work at our premises the legalization's customer service is closed as of 19th of December 2016. Ministry does not have a customer service point providing personal advice. Written requests regarding legalizations are asked to send by post.

    Postal address:
    Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    KPA-10/ Legalizations
    P.O.Box 423
    00023 GOVERNMENT

    Please send your enquiries by e-mail: legalizations(at)
    Legalisation of documents for use abroad

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