Embassy of Finland, Ankara



Customer service

Appointment booking is required for visiting the Embassy.

Embassy telephone service times and numbers:
Telephone service on Tuesday and Thursday 14.00 - 15.00.

Consular matters in Turkey
Tel: +90 312 457 4444

Consular matters in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
Tel: +90 312 457 4433

Exceptional opening hours

Visa matters:

Visa Center VFS Global serves customers in Turkey at Ankara, Istanbul and Antalya as well as in Lebanon at Beirut.  Applicants must book an appointment for submitting their visa applications in advance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only VFS Global in Ankara is open for visa applications. VFS Global in Ankara receives visa customers only on Wednesdays and accepts applications from limited categories. More detailed information about these categories can be found on the VFS Global website.

Information about changing entry requirements to Finland from the Finnish Border Guard website.

Contact details and opening hours of Visa Centers in Turkey:

Contact details of Visa Center in Lebanon:

Residence permit matters:

Residence permit application center VFS Global serves customers in Turkey at Ankara. Applicants must book an appointment for submitting their residence permit applications in advance.

Contact details and opening hours of Residence permit application centre in Turkey:

  • Submission of applications: Mon-Wed 10:00-15:30 and Thu-Fri 09:00-15:30
  • Notification of decisions: 08:30-10:00
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +90 212 373 5823 (8.30-12.00 and 13.00-17.00)

Passport matters:

Appointment booking is required for the passport matters.
Book an appointment for passport matters through these emails:
[email protected] (Turkey)
[email protected] (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria)

Telephone exchange

  • +90 312 457 4400


  • +90 312 468 0072


Visiting address

Beyaz Zambaklar Sokağı No:44

Canan Boran
Administrative Assistant


Ari Mäki
Head of Mission
  • +90 312 457 4400
Pirjo Välinoro
Deputy Head of Mission
Neslihan Akdag

Team Finland (Economic Promotion, Public Diplomacy, Culture and Communications)

Timo Sysiö
Second Secretary
Ahmet Bütün
Ebru Celikten
Valtteri Nyman

Team for Consular and Migration Affairs: Turkey

Raimo Pahkasalo
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Anne Myllymäki
Administrative Officer
consular services
Canan Boran
Consular Services Assistant
Şaza Çaliş
Consular Services Assistant

Team for Migration Affairs: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan

Kristina Kantenius
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Tiina Hakala-Gros
Administrative Officer
consular services
Susanna Malinen
Administrative Officer
consular services
Kristiina Zeroual
Administrative Officer
consular services
Marghrit Khalouf
Consular Services Assistant
Asndar Wainakh
Consular Services Assistant
migration matters

Team for Administration

Raija Pöyhönen-deAlmeida Santos
Administrative Officer

Defense Attaché office

Juha Mäkelä
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Toni Tolvanen
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché