For Filipinos

For Filipinos – Para sa mga Pilipino

  • The Consulate of the Philippines in Finland reopened on 16 July 2020. However, Philippine tourist visas are not yet processed except in exceptional cases, wait for a separate notification. Note: the new address is in Espoo.
  • The Philippine Embassy was opened in Stockholm on 15 May 2020. The Embassy takes care of renewal of Philippine passports. There are also Consular Outreaches for the Filipinos living in Finland. (Next outreach will be in May 2021. If you neew renewal next year, read also the announcement below.)
  • Finland reopened an embassy in Manila on 1 November 2020. For the time being, however, the embassy does not yet handle Finnish visas or residence permits. Later, Schengen visas and residence permits to Finland will be obtained through the Finnish Embassy, ​​which in turn uses an office called VFS Global. Wait for the notification to start. Follow the information provided by the Embassy and Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
  • The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs still recommends that you do not travel abroad. Tourist trips from Finland to the Philippines are not allowed. (Because of Covid-19 situtation, from some other countries, especially India, the ban includes all kind of travellers.) Those under Balikbayan Program area allowed to enter, but they must have pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility; they must be subject to COVID-19 testing on the sixth day of arrival, and they are subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers (1,500 per day) at the port and the date of entry.

OFWs, Balikbayans (Filipinos and their Finnish family members), etc., don’t need a visa.

Filipinos will soon be allowed to go abroad again. More information later.

Most flights and former routes between the Philippines and Finland do not work.


Announcement 29.11.2020

PHILIPPINE HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL – FINLAND

Announcement 14.4.2021: Planned Outreach Services in Helsinki Finland  2021

Kabayans: Paunawa lang po. Dami emails pa dapat ipadala sa inyo kaya “wait lang” wala pang time mag reply. Sa mga nalilito kung bakit wala DATE & VENUE, kasi nga di pa alam. Hintay pa namin ang info mula sa PE Sweden. Kaya kami nagpadala ng slots para maasikaso na ang pagbili ng Swedish Kronor dahil mahirap makahanap at iba pang dokumento. Ang subject ng amin emails: TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SPRING 2021 OUTREACH, pakiusap lang na pareho email thread ang inyong mga tanong para alam namin din kung sino ang passport applicants. Sa iba fb group hindi ko nilalagay ang post na ito. Salamat po.

Karagdagang impormasyon – read more on Facebook group PHILIPPINE HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL – FINLAND https://www.facebook.com/groups/895881031218522

The Philippine Honorary Consulate General would like to conduct estimation on the number of the applicants whose passports will be expiring up to 31st DEC. 2021. The purpose of this exercise is to determine the timeframe for Passport Services to be conducted in Helsinki, Finland in the near future 2021. If there will be a higher volume of applicants, the tentative date for the Passport services can be established.

In this regard, those who are concern are kindly requested to send the following information to:

Consul Maria Kauppinen email dckauppinen.m@gmail.com

and Gene Paavola email gen.paavola02@gmail.com 

a) Applicant’s Complete Name and Address

b) Minor or Adult applicant

c) Expiry date of the Passport

d) Telephone number

Please indicate as subject of your email,  for example PASSPORT RENEWAL

Other applicants who would be requiring passport services as well can also send an email, indicating the same information as mentioned above and explaining in brief the purpose for this service, (i.e. new passport, lost passport, change of name, etc).

Keep safe everyone

Thank you,

Maria Kauppinen

Honorary Consul in Finland


Information by Philippine Embassy in Sweden Feb 1, 2021

LATEST ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING FILIPINOS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS TO THE PHILIPPINES, beginning 1 February 2021

1. FROM the point of origin, you are required to register to E-CIF to secure a unique QR Code to be presented to OSS (One Stop Shop) upon arrival in the Philippines.

For Terminal 2 PAL Passengers: https://bit.ly/MNLPALeCIF

For Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 Foreign Airlines: www.padlab.ph/DLS/PassengerCIF

Pre-book at any Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)-accredited hotel for at least seven (7) days beginning on your arrival date in the Philippines. Also, have a ready cash of Php 4,000.00 for RT-PCR Testing and corresponding amount for transportation expense.

2. Upon arrival at the airport, submit the accomplished Health Declaration Form to the Bureau of Quarantine.

3. Non-OFWs/Foreign Nationals will be led to the One Stop Shop Briefing Area for a short briefing by the Philippine Coast Guard on quarantine protocols and distribution of Affidavit of Undertaking.

4. Proceed to DOT (Department of Tourism) Desk for validation/endorsement/confirmation of quarantine hotel facility.

5. Proceed to Private Laboratory Desk for Validation & Confirmation of Data and make payment of Php 4,000 for RT-PCR Testing to be conducted in your chosen quarantine hotel facility.

6. Proceed to Bureau of Immigration for clearance .

7. Retrieve luggage(s).

8. Submit duly accomplished Affidavit of Undertaking to Philippine Coast Guard.

9. Get airport taxi to bring you to your chosen quarantine facility/hotels and observe strict quarantine procedure.

10. While on quarantine, take time to plan for your follow-on travel upon getting negative RT-PCR test results and BOQ Health Clearance. Consider the following:

– Airline or bus ticket – Letter of Acceptance from your own local government unit (LGU).

– Travel Pass from any PNP office at point of departure

11. On Day 6, conduct of RT-PCR Swab Testing at the quarantine facility by assigned COVID-19 Private laboratory. Continue observing strict quarantine protocols while waiting for test results.

12. Upon receipt of negative RT-PCR result via email, expect to receive the Bureau of Quarantine Health Certificate indicating actual number of days on quarantine.

13. Present yourself to the quarantine hotel facility in-charge with documents mentioned in item 12.

14. Upon clearance, avail of authorized transportation means to your final destination. Do not loiter around and expose yourself to possible source of transmission. Your delay in reporting to your LGU can be a ground for imposition of another 14 days quarantine. Always observe health protocols during your travel.

15. Upon arrival in your locality, report to your barangay officials for accounting and instructions. Your LGU has been informed earlier about your arrival through a DILG mechanism.

16. Complete home/quarantine at the barangay for the remaining balance until the required 14 days or as your LGU instructs.

17. Once released from quarantine by LGU, continue observing minimum health standards like wearing of face mask, maintaining physical distance and washing of hands. Also, keep your immune system always high by having enough sleep, eating the correct food and doing regular physical exercise.

Thank you and hoping for your kind cooperation as we recover as one.