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Consular services - Embassy of Finland, Abu Dhabi : Services : Consular services

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Abu Dhabi

P.O.Box 3634
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971-2-632 8927
E-mail: sanomat.abo@formin.fi
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Consular services

Customer service hours

The Embassy working hours are:
Sunday to Thursday 8.00–15.45 (local time)

Customer service:
Phone hours: Thursday 14.00–15.30 & Monday 8.00–9.00 (local time)
Tel: +971 2 632 8927
Fax: +971 2 632 5063

All appointments/inquiries by email:

Visa, passport and residence permit appointments to visa.abo@formin.fi

Other inquiries (incl. notary services) to sanomat.abo@formin.fi

Ambassador’s office: embassy.abo@formin.fi

The Finnish Embassy serves Finnish citizens and foreigners with matters involving authorities, such as passports, notary services and certain specific legal transactions, family law, citizenship and military service. The Embassy organises also advance voting abroad.

The network of Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad is the most important expert organisation in the field of export of Finnish cultural goods and services around the world.

Notarial and authentication services

Legalisation of documents by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

In order to have the authenticity of a signature certified or a document authenticated, a foreign authority, company or private person may ask the Finnish authorities for an official certification for documents executed in Finland.

As to States other than those Parties to the Hague Apostille Convention, the legalisation procedure of documents has three stages:

  1. First, the notary public certifies the document or the signature in Finland.
  2. Next the Department of Consular Services and Legalisations at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs certifies the signature of the notary public. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs charges a 20 euro fee per certification. At the most, six documents may be certified while one waits.

    Visiting address: Merikasarminkatu 5 D, 00160 Helsinki, tel. 09-160 05.
    Customer service is open from 9-12 am Mon-Fri.

    Postal address: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, Passport and Visa Unit KPA-20, P.O. Box 423, 0023 Government, Finland.
  3. Last, the Mission of the State in question (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Qatar) certifies the legalisation certification issued by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Stockholm: Visiting address:Torsgatan 2, 5th floor, 11123 Stockholm - Postal address: Box 164, 10123 - Tel +46 (0) 8411 1244 Fax + 46 (0) 8411 1245 - E-mail: stockholm@mofa.gov.ae

Legalisation of documents by the Embassy of Finland

The Embassy can legalize certain certificates issued by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar (birth, marriage and death certificates) for Finnish authorities and submit them to the Population Register Centre in Finland. The documents must first be translated into English and legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State in question.

Please note that legalization of documents will take from 3 to 5 working days. If you are traveling to the Embassy from afar, we recommend making an appointment. The Embassy can legalize documents while waiting only by appointment or in emergency situations.

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Updated 1/21/2016


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