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

Service Centre for Entry Permits

The Service Centre for Entry Permits handles the processing of visa applications in cooperation with the Missions of Finland in Russia and Ukraine, which remain responsible for the issue of visas. The Centre operates as a unit under the Consular Services of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, employing approximately 50 staff. It is located in Kouvola.

The main duty of the Service Centre for Entry Permits is to process visa applications, but it also supports the electronic processing of visa applications, organises training for employees responsible for the processing and handles user password matters.

The Centre is responsible for the development and maintenance of a separate system for outsourced visa processing.

The unit’s visa support team provides training for users of the national SUVI visa system and advice whenever any problems related to the system arise. The team also handles password matters related to the SUVI visa system and takes part in the development of the system.

The Service Centre for Entry Permits coordinates projects which concern the outsourcing of the processing of visas in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Postal address:

Maahantulolupa-asioiden palvelukeskus
PL 98

Visiting address:

Kauppamiehenkatu 4

Invoicing address:

PL 96206
01051 LASKUT


Tito Gronow
  • Director
  • tel. +358 295 351 610
Joel Soininen
  • NETVIS/ELVIS-Specialist
  • tel. +358 50 353 9551
Kari Onikki
  • Liaison Officer, the Finnish Police
Pasi Potinkara
  • Liaison Officer, Finnish Border Guard
Sanna Rantamäki
  • Systems Administrator, SUVI visa system
  • tel. work +358 295 351 087
Teppo Tähtinen
  • Senior Specialist, police matters
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Updated 3/23/2018

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