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 and Fridays from 9am to 11am. An appointment at the Visa Application Center can be booked in advance either on the website of the VFS Global Visa Application Center(layout.types.url.description) or through the Call Center.

Schengen visas can be applied by persons belonging to the special groups defined by the Finnish Border Guard(layout.types.url.description) for whom entry to Finland can be granted. 

In addition, persons who can provide a certificate of having received a complete vaccination series of a valid COVID-19 vaccine, with the last dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to arrival can apply for a Schengen visa. A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare(layout.types.url.description)

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

Consular services for Finnish citizens and foreign nationals with a permanent residence in Finland will continue as per usual. 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.

Visa submission (Opens New Window)

Public holidays when the Embassy is closed

Office hours

Mon - Thu 8.00 - 16.15, Fri 8.00 - 13.15


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

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Riina-Riikka Heikka
Head of Mission
Liisa Uschanov-Eskelinen
Deputy Head of Mission
  • +977 1 441 616 636
Jari Laukka
Senior Specialist
Counsellor, Development Cooperation (Water and Sanitation)
  • +977 1 441 6636
Tuovi Leppänen
Senior Specialist
Head of Cooperation, Education and development cooperation
Lotta Mäkelä
Development Aid
Pallab Nepal
Special Adviser