Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu

Customer service

Embassy customer service by appointment only.
Customer service hours: Monday-Thursday 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.15. Customer service hours for telephone inquiries: Monday-Thursday 11.00-12.00.

Legalization and passport applications: please make an appointment by e-mail visa.kat(at)gov.fi.

Resident Permit and Visa-related matters: VFS Global Visa Application Center accepts Finland’s Schengen visa applications on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm and resident permit applications Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. Resident permit bookings(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

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.

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 2024.

January 1: New Year

March 29: Good Friday 

April 1: Easter Monday

June 21: Midsummer Eve

August 19: Rakshya Bandhan

October 10–14: Dashain

November 1–4: Tihar

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day  

December 26: Boxing Day


Telephone exchange

  • +977 159 123 45
  • +977 145 172 21
  • +977 145 174 43

Post address

Embassy of Finland
G.P.O Box 2126

Visiting address

Bansidhar Marg 17

On the map


Riina-Riikka Heikka
Head of Mission
Mikke Kinnari
Deputy Head of Mission, Consul

Development Cooperation

Tuovi Leppänen
Senior Specialist
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
Petra Enbuske
development cooperation

Administrative Affairs

Manisha Shrestha
Administrative Assistant
Ksenia Sormunen
Office Administrator

Consular Affairs

Renu Shakya
Consular Services Assistant


Pramila Shah
Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor
Bhagawati Waiba
Domestic Worker

Office services