Embassy of Finland, Beijing

Customer service

Customer service only by appointment, you can book an appointment by sending an e-mail to: [email protected]

Customer service hours:
Mon-Thu at 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:00

Enquiries by email: [email protected] (consular section)

Enquiries by telephone: Mon-Thu at 14:00-15:00 (consular section), +86 108 519 8400

Visa applications:

The visa applicants are invited to submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre of Finland (VAC)(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), VFS Global.

Email, visa enquiries: [email protected] (in Chinese and English)

Customer service, visa enquiries: Tel: +86-400 658 5288, Mon-Fri at 8:00-15:00 (in Chinese and English)

Jurisdiction of the Finnish missions in China

Office hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:45

Exceptional opening hours

The mission will be closed in 2021 for the following holidays

01.01 New Year´s day

06.01 Epiphany

11.02 Spring Festival

02.-05.04 Easter

01.05.-03.05. Labour Day 

14.06 Dragon Boat Festival

25.06 Midsummer Eve

21.09 Midautumn Festival

01.10 National Day

06.12 Independence Day

24.12 Christmas


Telephone exchange

  • +86 108 519 8300


  • +86 400 658 5288  (Visa Application Centre of Finland (VAC) Mon-Fri at 8am-3pm (in Chinese and English))
  • +86 108 519 8400  (Consular and Immigration section: Mon-Thu 2pm-3pm)


  • +86 108 519 8301  (Embassy)
  • +86 108 519 8401  (Consular and Immigration Section)

Visiting address, post address

Embassy of Finland
Kerry Centre, South Tower, Level 26
Guanghua Lu 1
100020 BEIJING

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Ambassador's Office

Jarno Syrjälä
Head of Mission
Virve Ilkka
Secretary to the Head of Mission

Minister's Office

Petra Theman
Deputy Head of Mission
Maria Kankaanpää
Executive Secretary

Political Affairs

Tapio Rantanen
Team Leader
political affairs
Janna Lipiäinen
Essi Zhang

Economic Affairs

Mari Korhonen
Team Leader
economic and trade policy
Sima Al-khafaji
Desk Officer
China's economic and trade policy
Anna-Stiina Antola
Senior Specialist
Food industry
Jaakko Koivusaari
Desk Officer
Energy, Environment, Technology
Amy Xu
Executive Secretary

Media and Cultural Affairs

Jyri Lintunen
Counsellor, Press and Culture
Sarah Zhang

Education and Science Affairs

Mari-Anna Suurmunne
Senior Specialist
higher education and science policy

Consular and Immigration matters

Saara Grip
Team Leader
Matti Kiiskinen
Administrative Officer, Consular Services

Administrative affairs

Jessica Aarnio
Administrative Officer
Senja Ryhänen
Administrative Officer
  • +86 13 811 920 485
Tuija Lohi
Administrative Officer
  • +86 10 851 983 00
Jarmo Jaakola
Property Management and Office Services Attendant
Carrie Cui
Office Administrator
Kevin Ke
Lily Lv

Office of the Defence Attaché

Asko Kopra
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Noora Pannula

Special advisers

Mia Poutanen
Senior Specialist
police matters
Juli Li