Embassy of Finland, Washington

Customer service

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.

Special opening hours (Opens New Window)

Office hours

Mon-Fri 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Telephone exchange

  • +1 202 298 5800

Fax

  • +1 202 298 6030

Visiting address, post address

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW
WASHINGTON, D.C., 20008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Personnel

Management

Mikko Hautala
Head of Mission
Ambassador
CV
Jani Raappana
Deputy Head of Mission
Minister
Tanja Lindholm
Secretary to the Head of Mission
  • +1 202 298 5802
Tarja Thatcher
Social Secretary
  • +1 202 298 5819
Sonja Hyvärinen
Assistant
  • +1 202 298 5804

Political Section

Sirpa Nyberg
Minister-Counsellor
Team Leader
U.S. - Finnish Bilateral relations, Transatlantic and Superpower relations
  • +1 202 298 5813
Maria Kauko
First Secretary
U.S. domestic affairs, Asia, Middle East, Human Rights
  • +1 202 413 7925
Niina Nykänen
Counsellor
U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, Arms Control
Mari Eteläpää
Defense Counselor
Noora Tervonen
Assistant

Office of the Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché

Petteri Seppälä
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Colonel
Harri Korhonen
Deputy Defence Attaché
Lieutenant Colonel Defence Cooperation Attaché
Lasse-Tapani Ketola
Deputy Defence Attaché
Lieutenant Colonel
Jussi Leiri
Technical Sergeant
Liisa Rutanen
Assistant

Section for Sustainable Growth and Commerce

Antti Niemelä
Minister-Counsellor
Team Leader
Technology, Trade, Economy
  • +1 202 298 5830
Heli Hyypiä
Counsellor
Climate, Green Economy, Arctic
  • +1 202 298 5814
Samuli Kaijomaa
Counsellor, technology and digitalization
  • +1 202 298 5816
Petri Koikkalainen
Senior Specialist
Counsellor Science and Education
Christopher Burk
Adviser
Energy, Circular Economy, Data &Privacy
Eveliina Sterling
Assistant
  • +1 202 298 5845

Business Finland

Ulla Lainio
Commercial Counselor Export promotion

Public Diplomacy Section

Pasi Rajala
Counsellor, Press and Culture
Press Counselor, Head of Public diplomacy
  • +1 202 298 5820
Suvi Järvelä-Hagström
Cultural Counselor, Head of Cultural Affairs Cultural diplomacy, country branding
Katri Källbacka
Attaché, Administrative Affairs
Public diplomacy projects, communication duties
Kim Haldin
Coordinator
Elina Karjalainen
Assistant

Administrative Section

Pia Saarikivi
Team Leader
Administrative Affairs
Päivi Korhonen
Team Leader
Head of Finance Management
Mika Kaikkonen
Information Management
Susanna Kangas
Office administrator Consular Affairs
Pauliina Ketola
Office Administrator
Lotta Riikonen
Office Administrator
Financial Administration
Eetu Höglund
Office Administrator
Financial Administration

Support Services Section

Jukka Korhonen
Office Services Attendant
Jani Elfvengren
Office Services Attendant
Raimo Hautasaari
Caretaker-Gardener
Alexander Dela Cruz
Property Management Attendant
chauffeur, property management services
Ilkka Piipponen
Property Management Attendant

Personnel of the Ambassador's residence

Tuija Laukkonen
Chef
Marisa Villanueva
Housekeeper
Minda Vitalicio
Butler

Interns

Interns

Kaius Innanen
Trainee
Hermanni Härkönen
Trainee
Akusti Koskinen
Trainee
Suvipilvi Kotipelto
Intern

Countries