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Immigrant Info Porvoo

We offer consultations to all immigrants living in Itä-Uusimaa region. Consulting languages: Finnish, 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 and Thursday 9–12

Consultation and language café in Loviisa

8.1, 12.2, 4.3, 8.4, 6.5 and 3.6 at 11–13

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

Visit the Digital and Population data services agency

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.

Purchase a local cell phone card

The fastest and easiest way is a prepaid- subscription. It can be purchased for example from a local R-kioski. Most common phone operators in Finland: Telia, Saunalahti, DNA, Elisa.

Open a local bank account

Open a local bank account. The most common banks: Osuuspankki, Nordea, Danske Bank, Aktia, S-pankki, Säästöpankki, Handelsbanken, Ålandsbanken.

Register as an unemployed jobseeker

If you are searching for a job, register as an unemployed jobseeker. Visit the TE-office or register via the E-services online.

Visit Social Insurance Institution

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

If you have a job you need to order a tax card

Sign up children in school, pre-school or kindergarten

You can submit your application online or get a paper application form from Compass Service Point

 

You can also

Apply for an identity card

Exchange a foreign driving licence for a Finnish licenсe

Join a Finnish language course

Look for a job

Look for an apartment

       

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