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.

NB! The Embassy provides residence permit and legalization services on a limited basis due to COVID-19 pandemic. Appointment requests by email only at [email protected]

Visa-related matters: At the moment it is only possible to apply for a visa on the basis of family ties or established relationship. Such applications can be submitted at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre on Fridays at 9-11.

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
  • +977 444 1164
  • +977 441 7443


  • +977 144 167 03

Post address

Embassy of Finland
G.P.O Box 2126

Visiting address

Bansidhar Marg 17

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Pertti Anttinen
Head of Mission
  • +977 1 441 6636
Arja Safarov
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
  • +977 1 441 6636
Kati Bhose
Head of Cooperation, Counsellor (Education, Human Rights)
Jari Laukka
Senior Specialist
Counsellor, Development Cooperation (Water and Sanitation)