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Hyvää naistenpäivää 8.3.!
Magandang Araw ng mga Kababaihan!
Have a Nice International Women's Day!

Events and activities

Education in the Philippines and Finland - forum on Tuesday, March 10 in Helsinki

Finnish classes for Filipinos in spring 2020 are going on - next 0 level class for beginners will begin in September

What is going on in Finnish-Philippine Society

Pahayag ukol sa Halalan 2016 - Statement on the Elections 2016


Consulate, Embassy, Travelling

Embassy in Oslo, Norway

Finnish Consulate in Manila deals also with Schengen visas to Finland starting July 1, 2019

Konsulado sa Helsinki - Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki - Filippiinien konsulaatti Helsingissä

Events and activities

Follow the news on Corona Virus! If going to travel to the Philippines in nearest future, look for other flight routes than via China and Hong Kong.

Education in the Philippines and Finland
- Koulutus Filippiineillä ja Suomessa

Let's talk about education in Finland and in the Philippines!

This discussion forum will focus on the comparison between the education systems
in the Philippines and Finland.
There will also be a discussion on education possibilities for Filipinos living in Finland.

aapiskukkoTime: Tuesday, March 10 at 17:00 (5 pm)

Venue: Stadin ammatti- ja aikuisopisto, Hattulantie 2, 00550 Helsinki.

Guest speakers:

  • Education system in the Philippines, Meg Sakilayan-Latvala, lecturer, Diakonia AMK, chairperson, Finnish-Philippine Society
  • Where would you like to be after five years? Petri Pajulahti, Guidance councellor, Stadin ammatti- ja aikuisopisto

Meg Sakilayan-Latvala:

"Mga kababayan! May mga katanungan po ba kayo tungkol sa pag-aaral o edukasyon sa Finland? Nag-iisip ka ba kung ano ang mga posibilidad at kung ano ang kelangan gawin upang makapagpatuloy ng pag-aaral dito sa Finland? Meron pong event ang Finnish Philippine Society sa 10.3, 5pm sa Stadin Ammattiopisto. Lahat po kayo ay inaanyayahan namin na dumalo, libre po ito!"


Organizer: Filippiinit-seura ry (Finnish-Philippine Society)

Finnish lessons in spring 2020 are going on

Filippiinit-seura will offer Finnish classes for Filipinos on different levels depending on demand. There are classes for beginners on level 0 (full for the spring time!) and for false beginners (level 1+) and for more advanced. More detailed information will be published on this page.

Charges: Lessons 50 +
3-part lesson book + recordings 45 Euros

Venue: Helsinki, Itäkeskus (close to metro station, opposite Easton Mall)

Enrolling: Riitta Vartti
tel. 040 8454 794

Nähdään! Kitakits! See you!

New classes will start again in mid-September 2020. Enroll any time now but latest on September 10, 2020.

Read more on website: www.wika.html


Finnish - Filipino / Tagalog dictionary

A medium-size Finnish - Filipino / Tagalog - Finnish dictionary (new edition in 2015).

iso sanakirja 2015

The book includes

  • about 30 000 entries and
  • a short grammar of both languages.

Price 30 Euros (+ possible mail costs).

Order your book from Riitta Vartti, riitta.vartti @

When ordering, just give your name, address, email address and telephone number, and you will get a reply with all the necessary bank information asap. Your dictionary will be shipping in a few days.

Finnish Consulate in Manila deals with both visas and residence permits

The Consular Office of Finland will start dealing also with Schengen visas to Finland starting from July 1, 2019.

NB! Finland is planning to open again the Embassy in Manila in autumn 2020.


VFS Global Finland Application Centre
Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg.,
Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
1231 Philippines

Together with the re-opening of the Consular Office of Finland in Manila, a new online self-service-based appointment booking system has been activated. Link to the Consular Office appointment booking system is here



Facebook site "Consular Office of Finland in Manila".


Norwegian Embassy stopped dealing with the Schengen Visa to Finland until July 1, 2019

Starting 1 July 2019, Schengen visa applications will be submitted to Finnish Consular Office.

Norway has been representing Finland in Schengen visas in the Philippines. The Norwegian Embassy in Manila has outsourced the receipt of visa applications to VFS Global starting February 1, 2015.

The VFS Global will take the preliminary steps in the visa application process, which include screening and accepting of applications and taking the applicant's biometrics, then forwards all the documents to the Embassy for processing. It will only accept applications on behalf of the Embassy and will not influence whatsoever the result of the application. Decision in each visa case is still made by the Embassy alone.
In recent years, there has been a continuing increase in the number of visa applications filed at the Embassy. Through outsourcing, the Embassy will sustain the good service it delivers to applicants. VFS, which has a bigger capacity to receive applications, will be able to extend longer service hours for applicants. While Visa Officers at the Embassy will have more focused time to review visa applications.

Residence permit applications will still be submitted to the Consular Office of Finland in Manila.

Konsulado sa Helsinki

Mga kaibigan at kababayan,

Nagbukas noong Sept. 16, 2013 ang Honorary Consulate General

- applications para sa tourist Visa,

- authentication ng documents na kakailanganin sa Pilipinas,

- notarization ng affidavits at iba pang documents at

- pag-process ng Report of Birth & Marriage.

(Ang mga renewal ng passport at application par para sa dual citizenship ay sa Oslo embassy pa rin).

Ang address ng Consulate ay: Tarkk'ampujankatu 2 A 6, 2nd floor (sa likod ng huling stop ng tram 10).

Bukas ito ng Tuesdays at Thursdays, 13.00-15.00. By appointment only at prepaid sa banco sa bank account ng Konsulado sa Helsinki (at hindi Pasuaguan sa Oslo).

Tumawag o mag-email: kay: Honorary Consul Teresita Ruutu, +358407071817,
Maaaring tumawag Mondays, Wednesdays at Fridays buhat 13.00-15.00.

Sa Facebook:

Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki

The Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki is located at Tarkk'ampujankatu 2 A 6, 2nd floor. The main door is just behind the last stop of tram no. 10, near Kirurginen sairaala.

The Honorary Consulate General is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13.00 to 15.00. However, clients who wish to avail of consular services are advised to book an appointment preferably by email.

Appointments may be made by sending an email to Clients without access to email may also contact telephone number +358 40 7071817 (Ruutu) Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 13.00 - 15.00.

Consular Services: Processing & issuance of visas to the Philippines, authentications of legal documents to be used in the Philippines, notarization of affidavits, & the issuance & processing of reports of birth & marriage for Filipinos.

Clients are advised to first check the requirements, prescribed fees and required forms before booking an appointment.

Clients are also advised that payment for consular services to be obtained at the Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki must be made to the bank account of the Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki and not to the bank account of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo.

Receipt or proof of advanced payment through the bank or automat (in Euros) is required before visit to the Consulate.

Embassy in Oslo, Norway

NB! The Philippines will open an embassy also in Stockholm, Sweden in the nearest future.

For the Filipinos living in Finland the closest Philippine Embassy is in Oslo, Norway.

Contact Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, website

Street address:

4th Floor
Nedre Vollgate 4
0158 Oslo, Norway

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 322 Sentrum
N-0103 Oslo

Opening hours (CET = Central European Time; Finland is +1 hour ahead of Norwegian time):

Embassy: Monday-Friday 09.00 -17.00

The Consular Section is open to process applications 9.00-14.00 and to release processed applications 9.00-17.00.

Phone hours

2:00-5:00 PM

(Strictly for follow-ups and information not on our website only)

Telephone No.: (+47) 22 40 09 00

Read section "Quick Links and Tips" on the right of the web page to find most of the information you need.

In case of emergency:

You may call the Duty Officer at (+47)95001072 or these numbers, (+47)90241171 and (+47)97426900

Message to the Embassy

If you want to send a message to the Embassy, please find a form on website

NB! All the fees of the Embassy have changed on Sept 1, 2013. Check the new list:

Data being collected on Filipinos in Finland

The Embassy in Oslo collects data on all the Filipinos living in Finland. On the Embassy's website there is an online link for your registration: you are registered with the Embassy, you will be the first to receive advisories/news that will be useful to you as a Filipino national in Finland.

In case you are in an emergency situation, the Embassy can contact your next-of-kin in the Philippines.

Important Note:
The personal information you provide will be kept confidential, will not be shared with anybody and will be used only for the purpose mentioned above.

Philippine ePassports

The ePassport will cost 60,00 Euros. Since all biometric data are captured electronically at the Embassy, applicants will have to make a personal appearance for their application. But applicants are no longer required to submit passport photos. All other requirements remain the same.

The ePassport is a passport which features microchip technology. An integrated circuit (IC) chip within its pages contains the data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder. These data include the biometrics of the passport holder, the unique chip identification number and a digital signature to verify the authenticity of the data stored on the chip.

The new ePassport greatly increases the confidence of international immigration authorities in the authenticity and integrity of the passport holder's identity, allowing for more convenient processing at international ports of entry while helping prevent identity theft and tampering of personal data.

Finland's embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wisma Chinese Chamber 5th floor
258, Jalan Ampang
Kampung Datok Keramat
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Embassy of Finland handles:
- residence permit applications
- passport matters
- legalizations and other notarial matters
- registrations to the Finnish Population Information System
- other consular matters

Office hours:
Mon-Thu 8.00-16.30, friday 8.00-12.15

Customer service: mon-fri 9.00 - 12.00

Telephone exchange: +60 342 577 746
Fax: +60 342 577 793


Postal address:
Embassy of Finland
PO Box 10909

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