British Embassy in Finland

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The British Embassy in Finland is located in Helsinki near the tram T3.The British Embassy can assist you with a number of issues that you might not be able to do on your own. If you are injured, arrested or died in a foreign country the Embassy will be able to assist you and your family in solving the issues by acting as coordinator.

Also if you wish to apply for a British passport in Helsinki or renew your passport then the Embassy will also be able to assist. Registering your son or daughter born abroad can also be done outside of the usual British visa applications which can be done. If you are not British then you can also speak to them about immigration to the UK.

 

British Embassy in Finland British Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

Itainen Puistotie 17

00140 Helsinki, Finland

City: Helsinki

Phone: +358(0)9 2286 5100

Fax: +358(0)9 2286 5262

Website: http://www.britishembassy.fi

Email: info.helsinki@fco.gov.uk

Email 2: consular.section.helsinki@fco.gov.uk

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:00

 

Public Holidays in Finland:

Note that the following are the public holidays in Finland. You might want to call or email the British Embassy in Helsinki to ensure that they are open on the day on which you wish to visit them in person. We have listed the latest public holidays but note that the days (Monday, Tuesday etc) will change as the years roll by but note the date of the holiday. This is labeled as a movable day or date.

Date English Name Local Name – Finnish
1 January New Year’s Day Uudenvuodenpäivä
6 January Epiphany Loppiainen
Moveable Friday Good Friday Pitkäperjantai
Moveable Sunday Easter Sunday Pääsiäispäivä
Moveable Monday Easter Monday 2. pääsiäispäivä
1 May May Day Vappu
Moveable Thursday Ascension Day Helatorstai
Moveable Sunday Pentecost Helluntaipäivä
Friday between 19 June and 25 June Midsummer Eve Juhannusaatto
Saturday between 20 June and 26 June Midsummer Day Juhannuspäivä
Saturday between 31 October and 6 November All Saints’ Day Pyhäinpäivä
6 December Independence Day Itsenäisyyspäivä
24 December Christmas Eve Jouluaatto
25 December Christmas Day Joulupäivä
26 December St Stephen’s Day 2. joulupäivä or tapaninpäivä
All Sundays Sunnuntai

 

British Embassy in Finland, Helsinki

These are the British visa processing times for the British Embassy in Helsinki.If you need to ask about immigration to the UK or about visiting the UK you might prefer to email the embassy to ask which documents are needed and what the rules are for each visa. The stats below is from the Border Agency of the UK and acts as an indicator of the speed to the visa being issued.
Visitor Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 33% 33% 66% 66% 66% 66% 100% 100% 100% 3
General Visit (6 months or less) 12% 12% 50% 87% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 8
Business Visit (6 months or less) 25% 25% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 4
Family Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
Transit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Points Based System Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 4 0% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 40% 40% 80% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 5
Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 2

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

 

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