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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Dublin

Tel. +353-1-478 1344
E-mail: sanomat.dub@formin.fi
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Consular services

The Embassy’s Consular Section helps Finnish citizens in distress, assists with matters concerning services provided by Finnish authorities and the legal protection of private individuals, e.g. matters related to family law, and provides advice on the official host state procedures and modes of operation.

Customer service hours

  • Customer service hours Mon-Fri 9.00 am. – 4.00 pm. Closed at lunch time 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm. Passport applications and other consular services as a rule by appointment. Telephone inquiries (01) 478 1344 or by e-mail sanomat.dub@formin.fi
  • Holidays when the embassy is closed: Irish Bank Holidays and of Finnish holidays; Good Friday, Midsummer's Eve and Christmas Eve.

The Consular Section acts as the competent Finnish authority in matters such as passports, notary services and certain specific legal transactions, and advises non-Finnish citizens with entry permit matters. It also assists other Finnish authorities with citizenship, population register, military service and family law matters, and with arrangements for absentee voting.

The telephone number for emergencies is:
24/7 service: +358 (0)9 160 55555
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki Finland

Finnish Embassies and Consulates can do the following:

  • advise on how to transfer money through a bank or other money transfer company (such as Western Union),
  • transfer funds to help those in distress,
  • help victims of sudden illness, accidents and crimes so that they can get the medical care or other immediate assistance they need,
  • grant a temporary passport for repatriation (to replace a passport which is outdated or which has been lost, stolen or destroyed),
  • contact the insurance company in cases of sickness or death,
  • help those in distress or crisis situations, or those taken into custody, to get in touch with their next of kin

Finnish Embassies and Consulates cannot:

  • act contrary to the law of the land,
  • handle matters that fall within the purview of other authorities,
  • pay hotel, hospital or other bills, or pay fines or post bail,
  • pay the cost of engaging and using a lawyer or interpreter,
  • stand surety or make payment commitments,
  • act as a lawyer or legal advisor,
  • intervene in legal process or request any specific court ruling,
  • effect the release of an arrested or imprisoned person
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