Appointment

Finland has outsourced the collection of the biometric data required for visas and residence permit applications to VFS Global. It is mandatory to schedule an appointment, which can be done through the appointment scheduling service available at  visas(Link to another website.) and  residence permits(Link to another website.).

The Consulates General in New York and Los Angeles accept a limited number of applications. If you apply for a residence permit “on other grounds”, you need to visit a Consulate General.  

Passport applicants, notarial services, citizenship declarations and residence permits (limited): Book an appointment.(Link to another website.) 

Residence permits: Book an appointment(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

Visas: Book an appointment(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

Other service appointments by email.


Email: [email protected]
Telephone inquiries: +1 212 750 4400, Monday to Thursday 9.00 am–12.00 pm
Special opening hours

We will inform about possible changes on our social media channels and our website finlandabroad.fi/usa.

Passport applicants, notarial services and citizenship declarations:

Make an appointment(Link to another website.)

Other service appointments by email.

Email: passi.was( at )formin.fi
Telephone inquiries: +1 202 298 5800, Mondays and Wednesdays  1.00 pm -3.00 pm

We will inform about possible changes on our social media channels and our website finlandabroad.fi/usa.

Special opening hours (Opens New Window)