Embassy of Finland, Lusaka

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Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Office hours

Mon-Wed 8.00-16.15, Thu 8.00-16.30, Fri 8.00-13.00 (Customer service hours: Tue and Thu 9.00-12.00)

Customer service

Visa matters

- In Zambia, the Embassy of Sweden handles visa applications to Finland via Visa Centre VFS Global. VFS Global serves customers at Goldman House (Plot 58, Stand 2374), Great East Road, Lusaka. Applicants must schedule an appointment in advance for submitting their visa application.

- Visa appointment bookings are made online via www.vfsglobal.se/zambia. Specific information on the service and visa fees and on how to proceed with your application can be found on the same website.

- VFS Global also answers to inquiries in their helpline number +16466858474 (free of charge).


Residence permit matters

- Residence permit applications can be submitted at the Embassy of Finland by appointment only. Consular services are open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 12.00 hrs.

- Residence permit appointments are booked by contacting us via email [email protected] Please specify whether you are making a paper or electronic application and on what ground you are applying.

- The service fee must be paid in advance to the Embassy’s bank account in Zambia. Please see our service fees and payment instructions here.


Consular matters, passports and legalization

- E-mail enquiries concerning passports, document legalization and consular matters can be sent to consul.l[email protected] Consular services opening hours are on Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 to 12.00 hrs.

- The service fee must be paid in advance to the Embassy’s bank account in Zambia. Please see our service fees and payment instructions here.



- In a case of emergency, duty phone nr. is +358 9 160 55555. This number is for the consular emergency situations only after office hours, weekends and public holidays.

Telephone exchange

  • +260 211 251 988
  • +260 211 251 234


  • +260 211 253 783

Post address

Embassy of Finland
PO Box 50819

Visiting address

Haile Selassie Avenue
opposite Ndeke House
15101 LUSAKA

Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury
Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury
Head of Mission
Susanne Silfverberg-Pullinen
Administrative Officer, Consular Services
Matti Väänänen
Senior Specialist
environmental issues and natural resources
Bridget Chirwa
Marko Heikkilä
Elizabeth Ndhlovu
Monica Nyirenda
Administrative Assistant