Infopankki online service
Infopankki online service supports immigrant integration by providing information on Finnish society and its services in 15 languages, from the perspective of the immigrant user. Info Bank gathers basic information about permits, education and work, housing and social services, society, culture and leisure, and other issues.
Finnish language courses arranged in the Helsinki Region can be found through the online service at www.finnishcourses.fi. The Finnishcourses.fi course search service is intended for all those who have moved to Finland and would like to learn the language.
Your one stop shop for all things Helsinki - Virka
Virka Info is a public information service for Helsinki residents, located in the Helsinki City Hall lobby. The centre serves as a Citizens’ Office – a shared services centre of the Finnish Immigration Service, the Helsinki Register Office and the Police – and offers general information and advice on living and working in the Helsinki area as well as special advice and guidance on immigration issues. Guidance is provided in Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German, Russian, Bulgarian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdi and Somali languages.
Helsinki Region is formed by the cities of Helsinki (population 610,000), Espoo (population 254,000), Vantaa (population 203,000) and Kauniainen (population 8,910) and 10 surrounding municipalities. Around 1.3 million inhabitants, one fifth of the Finnish population, live in the Helsinki Region.
HelsinkiRegion.fi -portal has been produced jointly by the cities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The site provides an easy access to information about joint services and the decision making in the area. Read more
Helsinki Region Infoshare
The Helsinki Region Infoshare project initiated by the cities of the Helsinki metropolitan area opens up the cities’ databases for everybody. The publicly available data can be found at the web service www.hri.fi. The data can be utilized free of charge.
Helmet Library Catalogue
Tourist map of Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Journey Planner of Helsinki Metrpolitan Area
Specialist in immigration affairs in the City of Helsinki
The duties of the Immigration Division include promoting the overall interests of the city and its inhabitants in all matters related to immigration, immigrants and international migration. The tasks include supporting and guiding the operations of the city's administrative departments relating to immigrants' integration process and the promotion of equality and communality of all citizens. Read more
Moving to Finland
Moving to a new country means getting to know a new culture and the local way of doing things. Ministry of Interior has put together a guide to help you in the early days of settling in Finland.The guide contains information, for example, about housing and working, contact details of authorities, and basic information about Finnish culture and society. Life in Finland
In to Finland is a shared service point of The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Tax Administration that is intended for foreign workers in Finland. In addition to people moving to Finland to work, they provide services for entrepreneurs and students from other countries, along with agencies and other companies hiring or bringing in employees from outside Finland