COVID-19 Information

Updated: November 30, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The number and incidence of new COVID-19 cases has increased in Finland. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare reports that the epidemiological situation could worsen rapidly. Certain national and regional restrictions and recommendations are in place to slow down and prevent further spread. See more here:  https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus/current-restrictions Entry and Exit Requirements: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By (September 28, 2020)

United States Embassy in Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: DON’T LET THE ELECTIONS PASS YOU BY September 28, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait.  Return your voted ballot right away!  Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Returning Your Ballot (September 21, 2020)

United States Embassy in Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: RETURNING YOUR BALLOT SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Election Day is six weeks away!  By now, you have likely registered to vote and requested your ballot.  You may have even received it.  What’s next?  Here are answers to common questions we have been fielding from overseas voters …

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Demonstration Alert: Helsinki, Finland (August 29, 2020)

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020, in Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki, Finland. Actions to take: Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests Monitor local media for updates Keep a low profile For further information: U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting from Abroad (August 26, 2020)

United States Embassy Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens:  VOTING FROM ABROAD August 26, 2020 American citizens can vote from wherever they are—including Finland!  With November 2020 elections around the corner, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about voting from abroad. Q:  Should I show up at the embassy on …

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Alert: Finland Travel Advisory

On August 6, 2020, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  The Global Advisory, initially put in place on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  The Global …

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Health Alert for August 4, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (August 4, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with …

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Health Alert for July 27, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (July 27, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please …

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Health Alert for July 20, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (July 20, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please …

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Health Alert for July 13, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (July 13, 2020)  Location:  Finland   Event:  Health Alert   U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Summer 2020 Voting Message

United States Embassy Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: Summer 2020 Voting Message  July 10, 2020  In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020 .  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete …

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Health Alert for July 6, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (July 6, 2020) Location:  Finland  Event:  Health Alert  U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email …

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Health Alert for June 29, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland  Location:  Finland  Event:  Health Alert  U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with …

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Health Alert for June 22, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland   Location:  Finland  Event:  Health Alert  U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email …

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Health Alert for June 15, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (June 15, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please …

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Health Alert for June 8, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (June 8, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (June 3, 2020)

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in the vicinity of Senate Square. Actions to Take: ·          Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests ·          Monitor local media for updates ·          Keep a low profile. For further information: ·        U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland +(358) (9) 616-250 …

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Health Alert for June 1, 2020

Health Alert — U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (June 1, 2020) Location:  Finland Event:  Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with …

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Health Alert for May 26, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (May 26, 2020) U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions …

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Health Alert for May 18, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (May 18, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us …

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Health Alert for May 11, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (May 11, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us …

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Health Alert for May 4, 2020

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . Effective March 17, U.S. …

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Health Alert for April 27, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (April 27, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us …

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Health Alert for April 20, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (April 20, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us …

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Health Alert for April 14, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (April 14, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: Health Alert U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a weekly update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us …

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Health Alert for April 6, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . (NEW) The Government of Finland  announced  that restaurants and bars …

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Health Alert for April 3, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . (NEW) International commercial flight options currently exist in Finland.  …

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Health Alert for April 2, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . (NEW)  On March 31, 2020, the Department of …

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Health Alert for April 1, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . International commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  U.S. citizens …

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Health Alert for March 31, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . International commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Departing Finland for the United States

International commercial flights continue to depart Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  U.S. citizens seeking to depart Finland should work with the airlines to arrange travel.  Departing U.S. citizens should monitor the entry and exit requirements of any third country they are transiting, available on the U.S. Embassy’s  COVID-19 Information  page for that country. The Police of Finland have published updated guidance, …

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Alert: Uusimaa Travel Restrictions

On March 27, 2020, the Government of Finland enacted movement restrictions on entry to and departure from the Uusimaa region.  These restrictions will be in effect for the period of March 28 to April 19, 2020.  The official announcement may be viewed on the Government of Finland’s  website .  The Police of Finland have provided additional guidance. …

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Health Alert

The  Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare  has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Finland. Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Helsinki has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our  website  for additional information. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. The Department of …

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Alert: Extra Flight to Miami added for March 27, 2020

Finnair has advised the Embassy that it will operate an extra flight to the United States tomorrow.  U.S. Citizens can book a flight to Miami on Mar 27th directly from www.finnair.com . At present, international commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  through various air carriers. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Finland should work with their chosen airlines to arrange …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Uusimaa Movement Restrictions

On March 25, 2020, the Government of Finland announced movement restrictions on entry to and departure from the Uusimaa region.  These restrictions will be in effect for the period of March 27 to April 19, 2020.  The official announcement may be viewed on the Government of Finland’s  website . Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States (March 13, 2020)

In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen zone. The restrictions do …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

United States Embassy Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections January 21, 2020 Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Finland, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel and other U.S. citizens in the Republic of Finland are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Finland, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in the vicinity of the Chilean Embassy at Erottajankatu 11, 00130  Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Fall 2019 (PDF, 3 MB)

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 18, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in the vicinity of the Kammpi Shopping Center in Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. Actions …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 14, 2019

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on October 14, beginning at 15:30.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Finland Travel Advisory Annual Update

The Travel Advisory for the Republic of Finland was updated on September 27, 2019.  There are no substantive changes from the prior Travel Advisory.  See the full Travel Advisory on travel.state.gov . The Department of State provides safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for October 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the Parliament House in Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Summer 2019 (PDF 3.44 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Film Screening of Stonewall Uprising at the National Museum of Finland

June is Pride Month and U.S. Embassy Helsinki, together with the Pride-community, is hosting a screening of the documentary Stonewall Uprising (2010) at the National Museum of Finland on Tuesday, June 25, at 17:00.  Admission to this event is free. Stonewall Uprising (2010): Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Spring 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Spring 2019 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Winter 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Winter 2019 (PDF, 1.54 MB)

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (December 21, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on December 21, beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. The …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (November 9, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled non-violent demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on November 9, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2018

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Fall 2018 (PDF, 1 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2018 (21 August, 2018)

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter Summer 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Spring 2018

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Spring 2018 (PDF, 1.44 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Accordingly, the total passport fee …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

February 14, 2018 Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall Invitation

January 03, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Finland is pleased to announce a Town Hall hosted by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Donna Ann Welton on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will include presentations from representatives of the Embassy’s Consular Section and Social Security Administration Federal Benefits Unit. The Town …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Winter 2018

January 3, 2018 Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Winter 2018 (PDF 1 MB).

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2017

October 26, 2017 Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, October 2017 (PDF 989 KB).

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