Embassy of the United Kingdom in Helsinki


The British Embassy in Finland is a bilateral mission in Helsinki and promotes British interests in Finland. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Finland. The British Embassy in Helsinki is headed by Mr Matthew James Lodge - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Finland.


British Embassy in Helsinki, Finland Itoinen Puistotie 17 00140 Helsinki Finland


(+358) 9 2286 5100


(+358) 9 2286 5262





Mr Matthew James Lodge - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Finland require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Helsinki you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Helsinki before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinfinland.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+358) 9 2286 5100 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Finland

Next to the embassy in Helsinki there could be additional British consulates located in Finland.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Finland.

British Consulates in Finland

Next to the embassy in Helsinki, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Jyvaskyla, Kotka, Kuopio, Mariehamn, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Helsinki offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Finland to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Finland. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.