Finland to open an Embassy in Islamabad and a Consulate General in Mumbai
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will continue to expand the network of Finnish missions abroad. On 26 August, the President of the Republic approved an amendment to the Decree on the Locations of Finland's Diplomatic Missions and the Provision of Consular Services in the Foreign Service. As a result, Finland will open an Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and a Consulate General in Mumbai, India, on 1 September 2022.
For the time being, the Embassy of Finland in Islamabad will only provide services for people in distress and other similar urgent services (excluding the issuing of emergency passports) until the premises of the Embassy have been completed. Until then, other non-urgent consular services will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi.
The Consulate General of Finland in Mumbai will only provide services for people in distress and other similar consular services. The Embassy of Finland in New Delhi provides all other consular services in addition to services for people in distress.
Finland had an Embassy in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, until 2012. It was closed down as part of the retrenchment of the network of missions. This the first time Finland has a diplomatic mission in Mumbai.