Customer service is by appointment only. Customer service hours and contact information located below.
Appointments to all missions must be reserved via online appointment reservation system. Please note that the link works only with Internet Explorer and Safari. If you have technical issues related to online appointment reservation system please contact VFS Helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212 203 0023.
Passports and other consular services
Embassy, Washington D.C.
Tel: +1-202-298 5800
Customer service by appointment only Mon-Wed 9.00 am–12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mondays and Wednesdays 1.00 pm–3.00 pm
Consulate General, New York
Tel. +1-212-750 4400
Customer service by appointment only: Mon–Thu 9.00 am–12.00 pm and Mon, Tue and Thu 1.30 pm–4.30 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon–Thu 9.00 am–12.00 pm
Consulate General, Los Angeles
Tel: +1-310-203 9903
Customer service by appointment only Mon–Thu 9.00 am–12.00 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon–Thu 1.00 pm–2.00 pm
In emergencies outside office hours, +358 9 160 55555 (the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland)
The Consular Sections of the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the Finnish Consulate Generals in New York and Los Angeles assist Finnish citizens and foreigners permanently living in Finland with issues concerning consular services according to the Consular Act. Finnish missions cannot answer questions falling under the U.S. authorities' jurisdiction.
The Consular Sections assist the citizens in distress. The missions provide assistance and advice as well as act as intermediaries under their competence. Services include: passports and notarial services as well as forwarding information to the Finnish Population Information System. Embassy and the Consulate Genelars also give information regarding travel safety and circumstances in the US. Advance voting of the Finnish elections in the US is also arranged by the Finnish missions.
Foreigners can contact the Embassy or Consulate Generals for matters concerning immigration to Finland (Schengen visa and residence permit). More information is available in the Visas and residence permits -section.