Finland's Honorary Consulate

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The Honorary Consulate of Finland is an extension of Finland's diplomatic activities beyond its standard network of embassies and consulates. The Honorary Consulate appoints private individuals (usually Finns living abroad or people of Finnish descent) to serve as a diplomatic and cultural liaison on a part-time, volunteer basis.

Tasks[edit]

Honorary Consuls of Finland:

  • Monitor the rights of Finns and Permanent Residents of Finland in the area in which the consulate is located
  • Provide guidance and advice for Finnish citizens or Permanent Residents traveling abroad to that area
  • Provide some notarized certificates
  • Promote economic and cultural relations between Finland and the country in which the honorary consulate is located

Locations in the United States[edit]

Honorary Consuls of Finland can be found in:

  • Boston, MA
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Atlanta GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Hancock, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Lake Worth, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Norwich, CT
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Puerto Rico
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Virginia, MN

Past and present Honorary Consuls[edit]

  • Andy Bingham, Salt Lake City, UT[1]
  • Hanna Eklund, Anchorage, AK
  • Olavi Göös, Chicago, IL[2]
  • Leonard Kopelman, Boston, MA[3]
  • Jarl Lindfors, San Francisco, CA
  • Pertti Lindfors, San Francisco, CA

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