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Support and services for immigrants

Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone who is 12 years old or older uses a face mask in all social and health care facilities.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Support for those arriving to Helsinki from Ukraine

The City of Helsinki is prepared to help people fleeing the war in Ukraine. You can receive support and help from the health and social services in Helsinki, if needed.

Read more: Information for those arriving to Helsinki from Ukraine.


Immigration Unit

We offer guidance, advice and various integration services for immigrants and refugees settling in Helsinki. We also organise urgent and necessary social services for undocumented migrants.

  • For advice and information, you can call us during weekdays 8.15-12.00 and 13.00-16.00 at tel. 09 310 37577
  • For advice and information related to undocumented migrants you can call us during weekdays 9.00-16.00 at tel. 09 310 23747

Additional information and useful links:

welcome.helsinki — Information about living in Helsinki

InfoFinland — Information about Finland in different languages

Finnish courses — Search for Finnish and Swedish language courses

Migri — The website of the Finnish Immigration Service

Migri / Youtube — Videos in different languages e.g. about applying for a residence permit

Finnish Refugee Council — Materials for immigrants in different languages e.g. on civic orientation

Tienoo — Videos and instructions about everyday life, society and rights in Finland

PALOMA Center of Expertise — Support for professionals and organizations working with the mental health of people from a refugee background



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