Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu

Customer service

Embassy customer service by appointment only.
Customer service hours: Mon - Thu 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.15

Residence permit, legalization and passport applications: please make an appointment by e-mail visa.kat(at)formin.fi.

Visa-related matters: VFS Global Visa Application Center accepts Finland’s Schengen visa applications on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12pm. An appointment at the Visa Application Center can be booked in advance either on the website of the VFS Global Visa Application Center(Link to another website.) or through the Call Center.

On visa and residence permit matters, the Embassy can be reached via email at [email protected]

Consular services are available for Finnish citizens and foreign nationals with a permanent residence in Finland. On consular matters, please contact the Embassy via email at [email protected] In an emergency situation, please contact the Foreign Ministry's 24/7 service on +358 9 1605 5555.

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Office hours

Mon - Thu 8.00 - 16.15, Fri 8.00 - 13.15

Exceptional opening hours

The Embassy of Finland will be closed during the following days in 2023.

March 6: Holi

April 7: Good Friday

April 10: Easter Monday

May 1: May Day

June 23: Midsummer Eve

October 23–25: Dashain

November 13–15: Tihar

December 25: Christmas Day  

December 26: Boxing Day


Telephone exchange

  • +977 144 172 21
  • +977 144 166 36
  • +977 144 411 64
  • +977 144 174 43


  • +977 144 167 03

Post address

Embassy of Finland
G.P.O Box 2126

Visiting address

Bansidhar Marg 17

On the map


Riina-Riikka Heikka
Head of Mission
Liisa Uschanov-Eskelinen
Deputy Head of Mission, Consul
Petra Enbuske
development cooperation

Development Cooperation

Tuovi Leppänen
Senior Specialist
Head of Cooperation, Education
Jari Laukka
Senior Specialist
Water and Sanitation
Pallab Nepal
Special Adviser
Natural Resource Management and Climate Resilience
Indra Gurung
Special Adviser
Education and Human Rights
Kamana Gurung
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, WASH

Administrative Affairs

Manisha Shrestha
Clerical Assistant

Consular Affairs

Aleksi Okkonen
Consular Services Coordinator
Renu Shakya
Consular Services Assistant


Pramila Shah
Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor
Bhagawati Waiba
Domestic Worker

Office services

Kailash Chaudhari
Property Management Attendant