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! Visa and residence permit services suspended at the Embassy of Finland in Kathmandu between April 29th and May 12th 2021. 
Due to the rapid deterioration of COVID-19 situation and following the Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur prohibitory order, the Embassy customer service will remain closed from 29th of April 2021 to May 12th 2021.

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

Location map


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)