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.  

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

Customer service: Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles

Customer service: Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles (Opens New Window)

Passport, citizenship declarations, notary services and residence permits (*limited category): book an appointment. (Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
Residence permits: book an appointment.(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
Visas: book an appointment(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window).
Other services: send us an email, [email protected]
Telephone inquiries: +1 310 210 5288, on Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00-12.00.

We recommend contacting us by email: [email protected].

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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 and your family members need to visit a Consulate General.

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Customer service: Consulate General of Finland, New York

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.

Full contact information

Customer service: Embassy of Finland, Washington

Passport/identity card applicants, notarial services and citizenship declarations:

Make an appointment(Link to another website.)

Other service appointments by email.

Email: [email protected]


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)

Full contact information