Skip Global Navigation to Main Content
Skip Breadcrumb Navigation
  • Seven ARC Grantees arrived to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Grant Program.

    Happy Birthday, American Resource Center! The ARC celebrated its 70th Anniversary on May 19. Guests included ARC Grantees from the past 10 years.


    The Deed of the new Fulbright Finland Foundation was signed on May 13 by DCM Susan Elbow from the U.S. Embassy and Jouni Mölsä, Director General from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

  • Ambassador Adams and his wife Vera (in the middle back row) and Naval Attaché Paul Harasty (left) visiting the war veterans and staff at Kauniala Veterans' Hospital.

    Ambassador Charles Adams and his wife Vera visited Kauniala Veterans’ Hospital in Kaunianen on February 29.

  • 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

    We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC on June 19-21, 2016!

More News from the Embassy

  • State Dept logo
    Important notice to the U.S. non-immigrant visa applicants

    There will be no emergency visa appointments available at the U.S. Embassy Helsinki during the week 22, the first week of June.   Suomeksi - in Finnish »

  • ARC Grant 2015 winners Juuso Koskinen and Evelina Salo.
    American Resource Center Scholarship 2015 Awarded

    American Resource Center Grant 2015 awardees were celebrated at the ARC 70th Anniversary Seminar at the Helsinki University Kaisa Library on May 19, 2016. We were proud to present certificates to the 2015 ARC Grant winners Juuso Koskinen and Evelina Salo. 

  • U.S. Coast Guard AMVER program: Saving lives at sea every day around the world with partners from Finland. DCM Elbow on the left.
    Amver: Saving Lives Every Day with Partners from Finland and Around the Globe

    U.S-Finland cooperation helps save lives at sea. Three Finnish vessels from Arctia Offshore and ESL Shipping were recognized for being part of this effort with Amver awards on April 19. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Finland, Ms. Susan Elbow and U.S. Coast Guard Amver director Benjamin Strong made the presentation during the 12th annual Arctic Shipping Forum in Helsinki. 

  • State Dept logo
    Voting in 2016

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  Read more »

  • State Department logo
    Affordable Care Act and U.S. Citizens Abroad

    What are the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for U.S. citizens residing abroad? U.S. citizens living abroad are generally subject to the same individual shared responsibility provision as U.S. citizens living in the United States. Please click the link above to read more. 

  • Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?
    Can my same sex spouse qualify for a visa?

    Please review the FAQs on U.S. Visas for Same Sex Spouses for additional questions 

News from Washington, D.C.

SelectUSA 2016 Summit

  • SelectUSA 2016 summit badge


  • Ambassador's Entrepreneurial Challenge logo


  • USEU TTIP Badge (State Dept.)

U.S Embassy Helsinki on Twitter

Educational Exchange Programs

  • Educational Exchange Programs

Apply for ESTA

  • ESTA logo

Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • Federal Voting Assistance Program Information on absentee voting for U.S. citizens who are living outside the U.S.


Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s
    principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.

International Religious Freedom Report 2014

  • State Dept logo U.S. Government's International Religious Freedom Report for 2014.
  • State Dept logo U.S. Government's International Religious Freedom Report for 2014, Finnish translation (PDF, 69 kB)

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights


  • Discover America