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Support in the early phase

The Immigration unit (maahanmuuttoyksikkö) helps refugees and comparable persons who live in Helsinki to integrate. The Immigration unit’s services include guidance, advice and the initial assessment (alkukartoitus). The Immigration unit also helps victims of human trafficking.

Initial assessment

The initial assessment is meant to help you find the services you need to support your integration. You can apply for the initial assessment at the Immigration unit if you are not an unemployed jobseeker.

Initial assessment

Integration services for refugees

The integration services support your integration and independent coping in Finnish society.

Integration services for refugees

Services at the Reception Centre

During your asylum application handling, you will get the basic statutory services at the Reception Centre, or they will be organised by the Centre. 

Services at the Reception Centre

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Advice services

You can get advice and guidance from the City of Helsinki’s various advice services.

The Helsinki City Information Center

You can get information and advice about the City of Helsinki’s services.

Health stations

If you become ill, contact your health station where you can make an appointment with a general practitioner or a nurse.

The City's rental apartments

You can apply for the City’s rental apartments through Stadin asunnot.

Service map

You can find all the public services offered in Helsinki on Service Map.

Public transport

You can find all the public transport routes and timetables in the Helsinki region on HSL’s website.