News & Events

Update on Non-Immigrant Visa Services (May 14, 2021)

Capacity is extremely limited for non-immigrant visa interview appointments. COVID-19 mitigation efforts have resulted in a significant backlog in the demand for consular services. In line with the U.S. Department of State’s prioritization of services, the provision of services to U.S. citizens in Finland is the top priority of our consular section.  With respect to visa services, ...
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K-1 and Immigrant Visa Processing Update (April 9, 2021)

The  Secretary of State determined on April 8  that the travel of immigrant and fiancé(e) visa holders is in the national interest for purposes of approving exceptions under the geographic COVID Presidential Proclamation 10143. The U.S. Embassy in Finland expects to resume processing for K-1 non-immigrant visas and all categories of immigrant visas by May 2021. Due to a significant backlog, applicants should ...
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Press Release AEC 2021 (March 31, 2021)

The United States Embassy, in collaboration with Tribe Tampere is excited to announce the American Entrepreneurial Challenge 2021. Together, we seek to challenge secondary and upper secondary school students to bring their fresh perspectives for new business ideas, create viable business plans, and successfully pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. Participants have ...
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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Frequently Asked Questions

United States Embassy in Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS March 18, 2021 (Updated May 18, 2021) ROUTINE SERVICES   Q: When can I schedule a passport appointment?  We are open for routine U.S. citizen services. To schedule an appointment for passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad services, please visit our  website . Notarial services can also be scheduled via our  website ...
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