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Asettuminen Kokkolaan

Settling in Kokkola

Published19.05.2022

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Guidance and integration of immigrants

Welcome Office Kokkola

You can get information about immigration, Finnish society, public services, language course, recruitment and more from Welcome Office.

Advice and guidance is available in for example the following areas:

  • Working life and recruitment
  • Language courses
  • Government services and society
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Documents and filling in forms

The service is accessible and free for everyone, regardless of their background or reason for entry. You can get advice without an appointment or make an appointment with a personal advisor. Interpreter services are also available. You can visit the drop-in service point or contact Welcome Office by phone or email. You can check the schedule on the Welcome Office website.

Welcome Office Kokkola
Isokatu 3
67100 Kokkola, FINLAND
Tel. +358504095620
Email: welcome.office(@)kokkola.fi

Link redirects to another websiteCity of Kokkola

Welcome Office Kokkola

TE services

When you move to Finland, you can apply for services provided by the Employment and Economic Development Office (Työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto, TE Office) to help you integrate and find a job. The following services are available especially for immigrants:

  • guidance and advice on immigration
  • initial assessment
  • integration plan
  • integration training

Ostrobothnia TE Office
Pitkänsillankatu 15
67100 Kokkola
Switchboard: 0295 025 500

Immigration work carried out by the Kokkola Evangelical Lutheran Parish Union supports the integration of immigrants into Finnish society.

Initial assessment and integration plan

Initial assessment and integration plan will be prepared at the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) or the Immigration Office. If you have come to Finland as a refugee, an initial assessment and an integration plan will be prepared for you at the Immigration Office. You can get further information on the initial assessment and integration plan from the Immigration Office or the TE Office.

Immigration Office
Vaasantie 6 C
67100 Kokkola

Further information: Integration into Finland.

Link redirects to another websiteCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite

Immigration Office

Do you need an interpreter?

If you need to deal with Finnish authorities and you do not speak Finnish or Swedish and have no other common language with the authority, you are sometimes entitled to interpreting services. The authorities will book you an interpreter if you have notified them of the need for one in advance. In such a case, interpreting services are free of charge.

If you book and pay for an interpreter yourself, you can use an interpreter whenever you want.

Further information: Do you need an interpreter?