Muutto Tampereelle

Moving to Tampere

This page contains information on services available in Tampere. Other important information on the subject can be found on the page Moving to Finland and Moving to Finland checklist.

Permits for foreigners

If you want to move to Finland, find out whether you need a residence permit. Residence permits are handled by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) and Finnish diplomatic missions abroad.

If you are an EU-citizen, you can reside or work in Finland for three months without registering. You must hold a valid personal identification card or passport. If the duration of your residence exceeds three months, you are required to register your right of residence.

Read more: EU citizens, Non-EU citizens, Nordic citizens

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Residence permitsFinnish | English

The Finnish Immigration Service has a service point in Tampere. You can contact the service point to lodge a residence permit application, prove your identity or submit additional documents for your pending application.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Finnish Immigration Service - Service pointsFinnish | English

Registering as a resident

When moving to Tampere, you must register as a resident of the municipality. You can register at the Local Register Office of Tampere (Tampereen maistraatti).

Local Register Office of Inland Finland, Tampere Unit
Hatanpään valtatie 24
PL 682
33101 Tampere
Tel. 029 553 9003, 029 553 7511 (foreign matters)
Tel. 029 553 9002 (information concerning municipality of residence and moving)
Tel. 029 553 9431 (exchange)
E-mail: info.sisa-suomi(at)

When you go to the local register office, please bring along the following:

  • identification (e.g., your passport)
  • residence permit and residence card (if you need a residence permit for Finland)
  • certificate of registration of the right to reside (if you are an EU citizen)
  • marriage certificate
  • your children’s birth certificates.

Please note that all foreign documents must be legalised. More information about the legalisation of documents is available at the local register office or your country’s diplomatic mission in Finland.

Read more information about Registering as a resident.

linkkiLocal Register Office of Inland Finland:
Municipality of residence and moving informationFinnish | English

linkkiLocal register office:
Registration of foreignersFinnish | English

Notification of change of address

When you move into a new home permanently, or if your temporary residence at another address lasts for more than three months, you must submit notification of change of address. This notification can be submitted at the earliest one month before the date of your move and must be received at your local register office at the latest one week after your move.

Notification of change of address can be submitted at the online service (24 h/day) with online banking credentials, ID card or Posti user name. You can also call the moving helpline, tel. 0295 535 535 (network charge/mobile network charge), from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. The moving helpline will give you personal service. Being put on hold is subject to a charge.

Notification of change of address can also be submitted on a form available at the post office or your local register office.

linkkiPopulation Register Centre:
Notification of change of addressFinnish | English