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MFA: Changes to provision of consular services at Finnish missions abroad

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Today, on 27 August 2021, the President of the Republic approved the amendment to the Annex to the Decree of the President of the Republic on the Locations of Finland’s Diplomatic Missions and the Provision of Consular Services in the Foreign Service. The amendment will enter into force at the beginning of October.

Due to the amendments to the Decree, the Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands, will take responsibility for the provision of consular services to customers of the Finnish Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, starting on 1 October 2021.  The Finnish Embassy in The Hague will continue to provide such regular consular services as passport services.

Customers of the Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, will be given consular services at the Finnish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, as before. The Embassy in Yangon will continue to provide consular services to persons in distress and offer other similar consular services, with due regard to the severity and urgency of the matter at hand. The provision of residence permit services will be transferred from the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC to the Consulate General of Finland in New York. This means that all other consular services except services related to residence permits will be available at the Embassy in Washington DC.

Inquiries:

 Leena Ritola, Director, Passport and Notarial Services Unit, tel. +358 295 351524

The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.

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