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About this site

The site is a distribution channel for information and services for domestic and foreign users produced by the Embassy of Finland in Canberra and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The web service is provided in Finnish and English. Basic information is also provided in Swedish.

Front page news are recent articles about Finland, Finnish culture or about the activities of the Embassy of Finland in Canberra. Ministry for Foreign Affairs News, on the front page, opens with the most recent articles published by the foreign affairs administration.

Current Affairs contains previously published articles of this site. Visitors can subscribe to an RSS feed and receive topical material to RSS reader.

Embassy section provides information about the Embassy of Finland in Canberra, its tasks and personnel.

Consulate section provides information about the Consulate of Finland in Sydney, its tasks and personnel.

Services section provides detailed information about the consular services, i.e. working holiday permit, passport, citizenship, military service, residence and work permits as well as visa information. This section also includes the service fee list as well as the frequently asked questions.

About Finland contains general information about Finnish economy, culture, education and about the genealogical studies.

Australia and region contains general information about the countries where Embassy is representing Finland.

Links section lists useful links providing information about Finland.

With Feedback questionnaire you can send us feedback or ask questions about our web site.

Contact contains the contact details of the Embassy of Finland in Canberra as well as the Consulate of Finland in Sydney. The contact details of the honorary consuls of Finland in Australia, New Zealand, Fidzi and Papua New Guinea can also be found here.

Special programmes

All the material on the Current affairs subsection can also be monitored with an RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary). Users can subscribe to a newsgroup and receive notifications of updates. This helps avoid constant visits to the website in order to be notified of new and changed content.

An RSS feed requires a reader which can be downloaded from the Internet for free. Instructions concerning the use of RSS are available, for example, at

Copyright policy

Copyright to the texts, pictures and webcasts published on the website belongs to the Embassy of Finland or other parties mentioned in connection with the published material. For example, the copyright to pictures can belong to others but the Embassy has made an agreement on the use of the photos.

Linking to the texts is free and texts can be quoted as long as the source is mentioned. Other kind of use of the material must be separately agreed upon with the Embassy of Finland.

Linking to individual photos is categorically denied.

Privacy policy

Identifiable personal information of service users is not collected. We do not need users' contact details to other ends than to be able to respond to their feedback.


The Embassy of Finland in Canberra takes responsibility for the content of this website, which will be kept as up-to-date as possible.

The Embassy does not assume responsibility for the correctness of information of linked pages maintained by other service providers.

Further information service is maintained by the the Embassy of Finland in Canberra jointly with the Unit for Web Communication of the Ministry's Department for Public Communication and Culture.

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Updated 7/19/2007

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