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Perhe Rovaniemellä

Family in Rovaniemi

Marriage

Before getting married, you must request in writing an investigation of possible impediments to the marriage (avioliiton esteiden tutkiminen). This investigation is performed at the local register office (maistraatti). You can submit the investigation request to any of the offices. More information is available on the local register office’s website.

Civil marriages are also performed at the local register office.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Common-law relationship, marriage and divorceFinnish

Registered partnership

Partnerships are registered at the local register office.

Before registering your partnership, you must request in writing an investigation of possible impediments to your partnership (rekisteröinnin esteiden tutkiminen). This investigation is performed at the local register office (maistraatti). You can submit the investigation request to any of the offices. More information is available on the local register office’s website.

Local Register Office of Rovaniemi

029 553 9661

info.rovaniemi(at)maistraatti.fi

Hallituskatu 5 C, P.O. Box 8183, 96101 Rovaniemi

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Local Register Office

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Registered partnershipFinnish | Swedish | English

Divorce

Women and men can file for divorce at the Rovaniemi office of the District Court of Lapland. One party may file for divorce alone. You can send the application to the District Court office by post or e-mail.

A registered partnership is dissolved in the same way as a marriage.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Child welfare supervisorFinnish

Children in a divorce

In the event of a divorce, the child welfare supervisor (lastenvalvoja) helps negotiate agreements in the child’s best interest. The service includes help with matters related to the custody of children, living arrangements, visitation rights and child support, helping negotiate and confirm agreements. The service also offers group support services and opportunities for supported/supervised meetings and sleep training.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Maternity and child health clinic servicesFinnish

Family planning

Family planning is comprehensive promotion and maintenance of the sexual health of women and men. The family planning clinic (perhesuunnitteluneuvola) provides assistance in family planning and contraception. The service is intended for people under 35 years of age. Those who are 35 or older can book an appointment with the local health centre physician. You can see the family planning clinic nurse by booking an appointment.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Contact information for maternity and child health clinicsFinnish

When you are pregnant

Maternity clinics

You should contact a maternity clinic (äitiysneuvola) right at the beginning of your pregnancy. The objective of prenatal care is to secure the best possible health for the expecting mother, foetus, newborn and family, prevent problems during pregnancy, early detection of any problems and referral to further treatment if necessary. The purpose is to promote the health and well-being of the expecting parents and the whole family and to support the family in growth into parenthood and interaction.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Maternity and child health clinic servicesFinnish

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Support during pregnancy

If you are entitled to a maternity grant (äitiysavustus), maternity allowance (äitiysraha) or other benefits, please apply to Kela for these. You can fill in the application online or send it to Kela by post or visit a Kela office.

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InfoFinland

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Support during pregnancyFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Persian | Arabic

Child health clinics

Child health clinic work is about the promotion of health, prevention and early detection of illnesses, and comprehensive monitoring and support of the child’s mental, physical and social development. Health advice services pay attention to the entire family, supporting early interaction in particular.

Child health clinic work covers children under school age and their families. The child health clinic comprehensively monitors the growth and development of the child by means of regular health examinations.
Vaccinations play a key role in the prevention of infectious diseases in children, and the child health clinic takes care of the basic vaccinations.

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City of Rovaniemi

Child health clinics

Child day care

The City of Rovaniemi provides families with child day care services in a manner and at times suiting the needs of children and families in accordance with the Child Day Care Act.

Rovaniemi has city-owned and private day-care centres. The city also provides multicultural day care, family day care and special day care.

You can apply for municipal day care all year round. The application must be submitted at least four months before the need for day care will begin. Applications for the operating year beginning in August must be submitted by the end of March. The city strives to notify families of a day-care position no later than two weeks before the beginning of the care period.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Day care and pre-school educationFinnish

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Day-care centresFinnish

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Family day careFinnish

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Applying for day careFinnish

Private day care and child home care allowance

If you are entitled to child home care allowance (kotihoidon tuki), you can apply for it from Kela. You can fill in the application online or send it to Kela by post. You can also visit a Kela office. The address is Hallituskatu 20, 96100 Rovaniemi.

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City of Rovaniemi

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Private day care allowance and child home care allowanceFinnish