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Immigrant Info Porvoo

We offer free of charge consultations to all immigrants living in Itä-Uusimaa region. Consulting languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, French and Arabic. Our service is free of charge.

Integration center

Tuesdays 9–12 and 13–16

Thursdays 9–12 and 13–16

Other times by appointment only.

Phone consultation

Monday – Friday 9-12

Tuesday 9–12 and Thursday 13–16

Consultation and language café in Loviisa

4.9, 2.10, 6.11 and 4.12 at 11–13

Have you just arrived in Finland? Here is a checklist for you:

  • Book an appointment and visit the Digital and Population data services agency (Registry Office) to register yourself / a family member. Get a personal ID for each family member.
  • Buy a local cell phone card. The fastest and easiest way is a prepaid- subscription. it can be purchased for example from your local R-kioski. Most common phone operators in Finland: Telia, Saunalahti, DNA, Elisa.
  • Open a local bank account. The most common banks: Osuuspankki, Nordea, Danske Bank, Aktia, S-pankki, Säästöpankki, Handelsbanken, Ålandsbanken.
  • If you are searching for a job, register as an unemployed jobseeker. Visit the TE-office or register via the E-services online.


  • Go to Social Insurance Institution (Kela) and order a personal health insurance card (Kela-card), if you are entitled to the social insurance in Finland.
  • Order a tax card for a job.
  • Sign up children in pre-school / school or apply for a place for the children in a kindergarten.


You can also

  • Apply for an identity card
  • Exchange a foreign driving license for a Finnish license
  • Join a Finnish language course
  • Apply for a place to study at

         Look for a job


  • Look for an apartment
  • Find activities for children
  • Find activities for immigrants