Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki Opens on 16 September 2013

Philippine Embassy, Oslo, Norway

The Philippine Embassy in Oslo announced today that the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki will open to the public and start providing consular services to the Filipino community and the Finnish public on Monday, 16 September 2013.

The consular services to be provided by the Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki will include the processing and issuance of Philippine tourist visas, the authentication of Philippine legal documents and Finnish documents to be used in the Philippines, notarization of affidavits and other legal documents and the processing of Reports of Births and Marriages for Filipinos abroad.

Apart from these consular services, the Honorary Consulate General will also undertake and support activities aimed at promoting greater economic, cultural and people-to-people cooperation between the Philippines and Finland.

The Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki is headed by Philippine Honorary Consul General Jukka A. Nyrölä and Philippine Honorary Consul Teresita Z. Ruutu.

The Honorary Consulate General was earlier inaugurated on 17 July 2013 during a simple ceremony attended by Philippine Ambassador to Finland Bayani S. Mercado and the leaders of the Filipino community in Finland.

The Philippine Honorary Consulate General is located in the heart of Helsinki at Tarkk’ampujankatu 2 A 6, 00140 Helsinki (just behind the last stop of the No. 10 tram). The office is on the 2nd floor, left side, with name “Nyrölä” on the door.

For more details on the opening days and operating hours and of the Honorary Consulate General and other information, please send an email to jukka.nyrola@iki.fi or teresita.ruutu@saunalahti.fi or call contact telephone numbers 040 7071817 (Teresita Ruutu) or 040 5009706 (Jukka Nyrölä) on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 13.00 to 15.00.

Oslo, Norway
23 August 2013