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Ministry for Foreign Affairs closes office in Murmansk

Preparations for the temporary closure of the workplace are under way as well as the office’s customer service has been shut. The VFS Global Visa for australia Application Centre in Murmansk is still serving visa clients, and applications for Schengen visas to Finland may be submitted as before inside the limits of the existing limitations on entry. Clients may contact the Consulate Common in St . Petersburg consist of matters previously handled from the Murmansk Office.
The Ministry just for Foreign Affairs has decided to temporarily close the Murmansk Office, which operates beneath the Consulate General in St . Petersburg.
The Murmansk Office was set up in 1992. For three decades, it has focused on entry matters, zwei staaten betreffend connections and the promotion associated with regional and cross-border cooperation.  
The Foreign Ministry’s decision is applicable only to the Murmansk Workplace. Finland’s other representations within Russia will continue their own activities. Finland is represented in Northwest Russia by Consulate General in St Petersburg and the Petrozavodsk Office operating under it. The particular Ministry’s decision does not impact the activities of Russian diplomatic missions in Finland. The Foreign Ministry is constantly reviewing its network associated with missions and adapting its resources according to prevailing needs.
The temporary closure of the workplace means that its activities is going to be suspended until further discover. The Ministry for International Affairs estimates that currently Finland does not need an office in Murmansk due to a significant reduction in the office’s core tasks. The office may be reopened later, if necessary.


  • Marja Liivala, Director General, Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358  295  351  727
  • Pirjo Tulokas, Director General associated with Administrative Services, Ministry pertaining to Foreign Affairs, tel. +358  295  351  413
  • The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Matters are in the format firstname. lastname@formin. fi.


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