For Filipinos

For Filipinos – Para sa mga Pilipino

  • The Consulate of the Philippines in Finland reopened on 16 July 2020. Finnish citizen are again allowed to stay in the Philippines without visa for 30 days. Only longer Philippine visas should be applied in Consulate. Note new address of the Consulate: Ylisrinne 6A /T2, 002210 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 probably be this year 2023. If you need renewal sooner, ask the Embassy in Stockholm.)

Finland reopened an embassy in Manila on 1 November 2020. Schengen visas and residence permits to Finland are obtained through the Finnish Embassy, ​​which in turn uses an office called VFS Global. Follow the information provided by the Embassy and Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Tourist trips from Finland to the Philippines were again allowed beginning from February 10, 2022. Finnish tourists can stay in the country 30 days without a visa. Those under Balikbayan Program are allowed to enter as before. Every traveller must be fully vaccinated. Current information you find on Bureau of Immigration Help Line.



The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) London which has jurisdiction over Finland will join the Consular Outreach Mission and Overseas Voter’s Registration which will be conducted  by the Embassy of the Philippines in Sweden on 14 to 17 April 2023 in Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19, 00100 Helsinki.

POLO will provide the following services to our kababayans in Finland:

1) Contract Registration   – GPB 9.00

2) OEC Issuance              – GBP 2.00

3) OWWA Membership     – GBP 23.00

Please prepare the exact amount in British Pounds.

The contract registration is applicable to the following OFWs (Work Visa Holders)

1) Those whose documents previously passed through the processing of the POEA but changed their employers while onsite, or

2) Those who changed employment site, e.g., from other countries to Finland, or

3) Those who did not at all pass through the processing of the POEA and are now work visa holders in Finland.

As to the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), this is applicable only for OFWs (work visa holders) returning to the Philippines for a vacation and will come back to the employer after their vacation. Contract registration is a requirement if they fall in any of the categories of OFWs cited in the above 1-3 items.

For OEC application, OFWs have to register first thru the DMW/POEA Online Processing System for Balik-Manggagawa (POPS-BAM) through to set an appointment with POLO London. They do not have to go to POLO London, it is just  the processing site that they have to choose and they can select any date. When they come to the Consular Outreach, they bring the appointment sheet generated through that system to enable us to process their OEC. Please note that if they do not go through that system, we have no way of processing and issuing the OEC as everything is done online.

The requirements for OEC Registration are as follows:

1) Copy of Employment Contract with signatures of the worker and the employer

2) Copy of the worker’s passport with at least 6 months validity from the intended date of departure of the worker

3) Copy of the  worker’s visa or residence permit

4) Copy of the proof of current employment (latest pay slip or company ID or certificate of employment issued by the employer/HR)

5) Affidavit of the worker stating the circumstances of how the employment was obtained (Annex G)

The OWWA membership  is applicable to OFWs, Permanent Residents (PH passport holders) and Dual Citizens (if this is allowed in Finland)

The requirements for OWWA Membership Enrolment/Renewal are as follows:

1) Copy of Employment Contract with signatures of the worker and the employer

2) Copy of the worker’s passport with at least 6 months validity from the intended date of departure of the worker

3) Copy of the worker’s visa or residence permit

4) Copy of the proof of current employment (latest pay slip or company ID or certificate of employment issued by the employer/HR)

5) OWWA Information Sheet (copy attached)

6) For dual citizens, a copy of your Certificate of Oath and its Identification page should be submitted.

Consular Outreach and Overseas Voter’s Registration in Helsinki    

The Embassy of the Philippines in Sweden wishes to inform the Filipinos in Finland that the Embassy will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission and overseas Voter’s Registration in Helsinki on 14-16 April 2023.
1. Only applicants who were given a schedule will be accepted on the day of the Consular Outreach. No walk-in applicants allowed.
2. Applicants may contact the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Helsinki for more information. Passport requirements and other logistical information have been sent via email to individual applicants who received a confirmed schedule. You may contact the Honorary Consulate should you have further queries and concerns through the following email addresses:; and
3. Only passport services and overseas voter’s registration will be provided during the said Outreach event.
4. For any other Consular services, i.e. Civil Registry, Notarial, and Attestation Services, please contact the Honorary Consulate. FEES Passport (New / Renewal): – Swedish Kronor SEK 840.00 (exact amount in cash only) Lost / Damaged Passport: – Swedish Kronor SEK 2,100.00 (exact amount in cash only) *Please ensure that cash paid is in current circulation and in good condition.

1. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your schedule. You will have the biometric and photo capturing within the time allotted to you.
2. Check all the encoded data in the computer before signing the confirmation page.
3. Your signature indicates your confirmation on the accuracy and veracity of the information contained therein. Thereafter, the Embassy is not responsible for any erroneous entry in a passport that requires to be corrected. The fee for the replacement of the passport with erroneous entries will be charged to the applicant along with any costs related to the re-issuance or reprinting of the passport.
4. All passport applicants are encourages to register for overseas voting.

1. No appointment necessary. Download the Voter’s Registration form via the link provided below.
2. Fill out the OV Form and bring a copy of the accomplished form with you to the venue along with a copy of your valid Philippine passport.
3. For any queries, please contact Ms. Gen Paavola through          
Downloadable Forms       New Passport Application Form     Passport Renewal Application Form     Passport Application Form for Minors     Overseas Voter’s Registration Form (OV Form)          

Philippine Embassy in Stockholm     Grenstigen 2A, Lidingö
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Announcement: To All Registered Voters 12.3.2022

The Philippine Embassy in Sweden, will start the mailing of the ballots for the coming Presidential Election in the Philippines this year 2022. In this regard, you are kindly requested to inform the Philippine Embassy in Sweden, by email, if there is a change in your address from date of your registration not later than 31 March 2022. or

Please indicate subject of your email voter’s ballot and your full name. Thank you for cooperation,

Maria Kauppinen, Honorary consul

Gene Paavola, volunteer