Customer service

The Embassy and honorary consulates are doing their best to help Finnish citizens and permanent residents of Finland who are travelling abroad, but please be patient. Our services are currently overloaded, and it might take us a while to get back to you. Finns that have recently returned to Finland or those still travelling are advised to keep their travel details up-to-date at matkustusilmoitus.fi so we can connect with you.
Furthermore, we are taking measures to protect the health and safety of staff, stakeholders and the community from COVID-19. For now, staff are working remotely on a rotational basis. Due to the coronavirus situation, we may need to make changes to the Embassy’s opening hours at short notice. Changes will be announced via the Embassy’s Facebook page.
For questions about travelling and the virus responsible for COVID-19, please refer to our frequently asked questions page.
For further advice on the coronavirus and the precautions you should take, please visit www.health.gov.au. Please follow the requirements and guidance for seeking medical advice and self-quarantining. 
Please note answers to most customer enquiries can be found on this website. Customer service for the Consular Section at the Embassy is closed on all Finnish and Australian public holidays.

Appointments

As a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy of Finland in Canberra has limited consular operations to emergency services only. For now, on the instruction of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, our passport service is open only in urgent emergency cases – appointment mandatory. All other services, including residence permit and Schengen visa applications, have been suspended.

Enquiries

Telephone

Monday – Thursday (13:00–15.00)
Tel: +61 262 733 800 (after language selection, prompt 2)

Email

[email protected]

In an emergency, please contact local rescue authorities. If you require emergency consular assistance, please contact the Embassy during our regular office hours or use the Ministry’s 24/7 service, which is open every day of the year.