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Services for Finns - Embassy of Finland, Beijing - Consulates General of Finland, Shanghai : Services for Finns

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Beijing
CONSULATE GENERAL OF FINLAND, Shanghai

  • Embassy of Finland, Beijing
    Tel. +86-10-8519 8300, sanomat.pek@formin.fi
  • Consulate General of Finland, Shanghai
    Tel. +86 21 5292 9900, sanomat.sng@formin.fi
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Services for Finns

The Consular Sections of the Embassy of Finland in Beijing and the Finnish Consulate General in Shanghai assist Finnish citizens and foreigners permanently living in Finland with issues concerning consular services according to the Consular Act, and provide assistance to the aforementioned citizens in distress.

Embassy of Finland in Beijing is in charge of services in Mongolia. In matters concerning passports, consular services and visas the mission cooperates with the Embassy of Germany in Ulaanbaatar. In addition, Finland has an Honorary Consulate in Mongolia.

The Missions provide assistance and advice, and act as intermediaries in issues within their competence. Services include passports and notarial services, as well as forwarding information to the Finnish Population Information System. In addition to these services, the Embassy and the Consulate General inform Finnish citizens about travel safety and other travel circumstances in China and Mongolia, as well as arrange the early voting in Finnish elections in China.

Finnish missions cannot answer questions falling under the jurisdiction of Chinese or Mongolian authorities.

Finnish Embassies and Consulates can:

  • help victims of a sudden illness, accident or crime to get medical care or other immediate assistance needed

  • help those in distress or in crisis situations and those taken into custody to get in touch with their next of kin

  • grant a temporary passport for repatriation (to replace an expired, lost, stolen or destroyed passport)

  • advise how to transfer money through a bank or another money transfer company (such as Western Union)

  • transfer funds to help those in distress

  • contact the insurance company in case of sickness or death.

Finnish Embassies and Consulates cannot:

  • act against the law of the host country

  • handle matters that fall within the purview of other authorities

  • pay hotel, hospital or other bills, pay fines or post bail

  • pay the cost of using a lawyer or interpreter

  • stand surety or make payment commitments

  • act as a lawyer or legal advisor

  • intervene in a legal process or request a specific court ruling

  • arrange the release of an arrested or imprisoned person.

Emergency

Common emergency numbers in China:

Police 110
Fire Department 119
Ambulance 120


 

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Updated 2/6/2017


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