We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Finland. The British Embassy in Helsinki provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Finland.

We work to support UK policies on Europe, increase trade and investment, and provide consular services to Britons in Finland. We support the work of the Northern Future Forum, which brings together heads of government from across the Nordic Baltic region and the UK to identify and address important issues facing our citizens.

We have shared interests with Finland in trade liberalisation, international security, conflict prevention and resolution, especially in the Middle East, and we exchange expertise on civilian crisis management and peace mediation.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in Finland.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Finland and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +358 (0) 9 2286 5100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Finland, call 020 7008 15000.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Finland.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document; witness a signature. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Finland.

Our people

Sarah Price

Sarah Price

British Ambassador to Finland

Contact us

British Embassy Helsinki

Itäinen Puistotie 17
00140 Helsinki
Finland

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