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Consular Section

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy provides assistance to American citizens residing in or visiting Finland and visa services for temporary visitors and immigrants to the United States.

The American Citizen Services Unit helps American citizens with passport applications and renewals, reports of birth for children born in Finland, voter registration, applications for Social Security numbers, federal benefits, income tax forms, child custody issues, and notarial services. The unit also provides emergency services for American citizens in distress.

The Visa Unit processes both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. Nonimmigrant visas are processed for persons who seek short-term visas to the United States, such as tourist visas, business visas, student visas, crew visas, and temporary work permits. Immigrant visas are processed for persons who are entitled to reside permanently in the United States.