Merikasarmi, PO Box 176, 00023 Government, Finland
Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Contact information

Unit for Consular Assistance

The Unit for Consular Assistance is responsible for:

  • general planning, guidance and supervision concerning consular services
  • the provision of expertise and advice on consular services
  • legal questions and legal assistance relating to consular services
  • EU (European union) cooperation in the field of consular services
  • the organisation of national elections abroad
  • certificates issued to foreign authorities in accordance with the Act on Notary Public (420/2014)
  • other consular services unless they fall within the competence of another organisational unit.

Finnish missions abroad are independent administrative authorities providing consular services in accordance with the Finnish Consular Services Act (498/1999). The Unit for Consular Assistance is responsible for the production and development of consular services, as well as for the overall guidance and supervision of the work of the missions in consular affairs.

Requests of documents from abroad:

Requests (and possible scanned attachments) can either be sent by e-mail to kirjaamo.um@formin.fi or by mail to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, PO Box 176, 00023 Government. For further information, please contact virkatodistus.um@formin.fi or tel. +358 9 160 55324.

Telephone:

  • +358 295 350 000

Fax:

  • fax +358 9 160 557 55

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 B MKB1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Consular Assistance
PO Box 415
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Juha Savolainen
  • Director
  • tel. work +358 295 351 508
  • tel. +358 9 160 557 39
Laura Sarpalehto
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 9 160 557 37
  • tel. work +358 295 351 058
Andrina Schroderus-Nevalainen
  • Attaché

Crisis and Assistance Team

Antti Putkonen
  • Team Leader, crisis and assistance situations
  • tel. +358 295 350 126
Virpi Hanhikoski
  • Desk Officer, criminal matters
  • tel. work +358 295 350 067
  • tel. work +358 9 160 557 35
Johanna Kangasniemi
  • Desk Officer, consular assistance
  • tel. work +358 295 350 324
  • tel. work +358 9 160 557 82
Sari Kilpi
  • Desk Officer, consular assistance
  • tel. +358 295 350 644
  • tel. +358 9 160 557 49
Sari Lietsala
  • Desk Officer, crisis team, development of consular services
  • tel. work +358 295 351 802
Hanna-Liisa Peltoniemi
  • Desk Officer, crisis team, travel safety
  • tel. work +358 295 350 139
  • tel. work +358 9 160 551 75
Satu Rasijeff
  • Desk Officer, crisis team, major disasters and preparedness matters
  • tel. work +358 295 351 057
  • tel. work +358 9 160 557 44
Esa Vallioniemi
  • Desk Officer, crisis team, consular rapid response teams
  • tel. work +358 295 351 962

Team for Assistance of Families

Henna Harju
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 056
Hanna Rantala
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 195
Jani Vuorinen
  • Consular Services Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351 127
  • tel. work +358 50 305 9339

Team for Legalization and Executive Assistance

Minna-Kaisa Liukko
  • Legal Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 053
Tuula Piirainen
  • Administrative Officer, international requests for legal assistance
  • tel. work +358 295 351 940
Päivi Pukero
  • Consular Services Assistant, legalisations
  • tel. work +358 295 351 085
Päivi Syrjäsuo
  • Consular Services Assistant, legalisations
  • tel. work +358 295 351 092
Karita Tammi-Kortelainen
  • Desk Officer, elections, international official and legal assistance
  • tel. work +358 295 351 060

Service Centre

Telephone:

  • +358 9 160 555 55
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

This document

Updated 10/21/2017

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