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This page contains information about services in Oulu. Other important information on the subject can be found on the page Family .
When you are pregnant (Kun olet raskaana)
Contact a maternity clinic when you notice that you are pregnant. You can also contact an employee at your local maternity clinic through Omahoitopalvelu. Both parents should be present at the maternity clinic during early pregnancy visits.
Appointments at a maternity clinic
Telephone: 08 558 44356
Further information: Pregnancy and childbirth
Financial support to families (Taloudellista tukea perheelle)
If you are entitled to maternity grant, maternity or paternity allowance or other allowances, you can apply for them from Kela. You can fill in an application form online or send it to Kela by post. You can also visit a Kela office.
P.O. Box 221
Further information: Support during pregnanc y
Taking care of a child (Lapsen hoitaminen)
Oulu has both municipal and private day care centres. Some day care centres organise group day care. In addition, there are private family day care providers in Oulu.
You should apply for a day-care position for your child at least four months prior to the beginning of the care period.
You can apply for a day care position electronically, or obtain an application form at a day care centre or the Oulu10 service. You should return the application to a day care centre or an education office.
Read more: Taking care of a child
Looking after a child at home (Lapsen hoitaminen kotona)
Child home care allowance is granted to a family in which a child under the age of three does not take part in early education organised or supported by the municipality. A child can be cared for by either one of the parents. Child home care allowance consists of care allowance and a care supplement. In addition, a family may receive a municipal supplement. In Oulu, the municipal supplement is called Oulu supplement.
Note! Oulu-lisä will not be paid from 1.3.2021.
Home care allowance is granted to families who have at least one child and the child does not take part in municipal early education. Home care allowance can also be provided for children over the age of three if there is one child in the family under the age of three who receives home care allowance.
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.
The City of Oulu organises free of charge family clubs to children between the ages of 0 and 5 who are in home care and their parents. Children will have other children to play with as well as versatile activities and parents will have peer support from other parents
Further information: Benefits for looking after a child at home
Before getting married, the couple to be married must request in writing an examination of the possible impediments to a marriage. Such an examination is performed at a Local Register Office. A request for an examination can be submitted to any Local Register Office. Civil marriages are also performed at Local Register Offices.
Oulu Local Register Office (Oulun maistraatti)
Isokatu 4, PL 78
Telephone: 029 553 9641
Further information: Marriage
Women and men can file for divorce at the office of the District Court of Oulu. You can also file for divorce alone. It is not necessary to state a reason when filing for divorce. Applications can also be sent to the District Court office by post or e-mail.
A registered partnership is dissolved in the same way as a marriage.
District Court of Oulu (Oulun käräjäoikeus)
Viestikatu 1 1. kerros 90130 Oulu
Telephone: 029 564 9500
Further information: Divorce
Children in a divorce (Lapset avioerossa)
If your family includes children and your marriage comes to an end, you should contact a child supervisor. Social services will confirm an agreement on living arrangements, custody, visitation rights and child maintenance support.
Further information: Children in a divorce