Perhe Joensuussa

Family in Joensuu


Before getting married, you must request in writing an examination of the possible impediments to your marriage. This examination is performed at a Local Register Office. The written request can be submitted to any Local Register Office. You can find information on civil marriage on the Local Register Office's website.

Civil marriages are performed at Local Register Offices.

Further information: Marriage

linkkiLocal Register Offices:
MarriageFinnish | Swedish | English


The wife or husband alone, or both spouses together, can file for divorce. A registered partnership can be dissolved on request by one or both partners. A divorce application is filed at a District Court of either spouse’s municipality. A divorce must be applied for by written application. A registered partnership is dissolved in the same way as a marriage.

Further information: Divorce

linkkiPohjois-Karjalan käräjäoikeus:
North Karelia District CourtFinnish | English | Russian | Estonian

Children in a divorce

If your family includes children and your marriage comes to an end, you should contact a child welfare supervisor. The child welfare supervisor will confirm an agreement on living arrangements, custody, visitation rights and child maintenance support.

Further information: Children in a divorce

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Child welfare supervisors' contact informationFinnish

Registered partnership

Before a partnership can be registered, an examination of impediments must be performed. Such an examination is performed at a Local Register Office. A written request for this can be submitted to any Local Register Office. You can find information on the Local Register Office's website.

A partnership is registered at a Local Register Office.

Further information: Registered partnership

linkkiLocal Register Offices:
Registration of civil partnershipFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

When you are pregnant

Contact a maternity clinic, when you notice that you are pregnant. The well-being of the mother, baby and the whole family is monitored at a maternity clinic during pregnancy. You can ask for instructions by phone from your local maternity clinic.

You can call the maternity clinic Mon–Fri 12–13

Further information: When you are expecting a baby

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Maternity clinicsFinnish | English | Russian | Estonian

Child care

Joensuu has several city-owned day care centres and family day care providers. The City of Joensuu also provides open, instructed play activities for children under school age. In addition, there are private day care centres and private family day care providers in Joensuu. If necessary, day care services are also available in the evenings, at nights and at weekends.

You can apply for a day care place for your child online, or by completing a form that is available on the city's website.

Submit the application at least four months before you need a day care place for your child. A day care place can be granted sooner, if necessary, if you get a job or a place of study, for example.

Submit the day care application to the Day Care Service Coordination Team.

You can leave a call-back request with the telephone service line. You can also make an appointment for a personal visit.

Further information: Day care

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Day care centresFinnish | English | Russian

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Family day careFinnish

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Day care-related formsFinnish | English | Russian

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Day care applicationFinnish

Looking after a child at home

If the youngest child in a family is under the age of three, a parent can receive child home care allowance, when he or she takes care of the child at home. If you are entitled to child home care allowance, you can apply for it from Kela. You can fill in an application form online or send it to Kela by post. You can also visit a Kela office.

Further information: Benefits for looking after a child at home

Information on child home care allowance paid by KelaFinnish | Swedish | English

Contact information of KelaFinnish | Swedish | English