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(layout.types.url.description) and  residence permits(layout.types.url.description).

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.  

Please note that we require a prior appointment for all visitors to the Embassy and the Consulates General.

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Telephone inquiries: +1 310 210 5288, from Monday to Thursday 10.00-12.00
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We will inform about possible changes on our social media channels and our website finlandabroad.fi/usa. (Opens New Window)

 *If you apply for a residence permit “on other grounds” or "remigration", you need to visit a Consulate General.

If you apply for a residence permit “on other grounds”, you need to visit a Consulate General.

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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/identity card applicants, notarial services and citizenship declarations:

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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.

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