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British Embassy in Finland

British ConsulateThe 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

 

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.

DateEnglish NameLocal Name – Finnish
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayUudenvuodenpäivä
6 JanuaryEpiphanyLoppiainen
Moveable FridayGood FridayPitkäperjantai
Moveable SundayEaster SundayPääsiäispäivä
Moveable MondayEaster Monday2. pääsiäispäivä
1 MayMay DayVappu
Moveable ThursdayAscension DayHelatorstai
Moveable SundayPentecostHelluntaipäivä
Friday between 19 June and 25 JuneMidsummer EveJuhannusaatto
Saturday between 20 June and 26 JuneMidsummer DayJuhannuspäivä
Saturday between 31 October and 6 NovemberAll Saints’ DayPyhäinpäivä
6 DecemberIndependence DayItsenäisyyspäivä
24 DecemberChristmas EveJouluaatto
25 DecemberChristmas DayJoulupäivä
26 DecemberSt Stephen’s Day2. joulupäivä or tapaninpäivä
All SundaysSunnuntai

 

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 Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal 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 Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 40%50%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%2
Other Non Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
EEA Family Permits40%40%80%100%100%100%100%100%100%5
Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
Settlement0%0%0%0%0%0%100%100%100%2

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

 

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