News & Events

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021) 

Location:  Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.  Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ...
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Finland National Day (December 6, 2020)

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 6, 2020 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Finland as you celebrate your independence. The United States and Finland are strong partners, working together to promote democracy, human rights, global security, innovation, and the rule of law.  We are ...
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Update on Visa Services (November 30, 2020)

In accordance with Department of State and Government of Finland health guidelines, the embassy’s consular section is operating at reduced capacity due to Covid-19 precautions and restrictions. The consular section anticipates demand for consular services during the winter holiday period will far exceed available resources.  As a result, we will continue to provide a reduced level ...
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K Visa Processing Update (November 27, 2020)

K-1 visa applicants who are named plaintiffs in Milligan v. Pompeo should email HelsinkiIV(at)state.gov for guidance on scheduling a visa interview. (This update does not apply to K-1 visa applicants who are not named plaintiffs. Please continue checking our website for updates.) https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/k-visa-processing-update.html
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Security Alert: Data Breach & Cyber Extortion

Event: Data breach and cyber extortion.  Extortionists have demanded payments from U.S. citizens to stop their records from being published online after hackers breached client files of a local psychotherapy center for a second time between the end of November and March 2019.  Further information can be obtained at: https://www.kyberturvallisuuskeskus.fi/en/news/questions-and-answers-victim-identity-theft-or-data-leak Actions to Take: The National Cyber ...
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