Muutto Vaasaan

Moving to Vaasa

Permits

Finnish immigration (Maahanmuuttovirasto) Migri service handles matters relating to residence permits, citizenship and the registration of EU citizens. If you are abroad, you can contact the nearest Finnish mission.

The service point of the Finnish Immigration Service in Vaasa:

Korsholmanpuistikko 45
65100 Vaasa

Once you have submitted an application through the EnterFinland online service, you must go and verify your identity at the Migri service point. You can submit a residence permit application on paper, or bring in additional information and other documents for your pending application directly at the Migri service point.

It is always advisable to book an appointment at the service point in advance through the Finnish Immigration Service’s electronic appointment service.

General information can be found on the page Moving to Finland and Moving to Finland checklist.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Finnish Immigration ServiceFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Book an AppointmentFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
EnterFinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

Registration

When you move to Finland and Vaasa, you must register your municipality of residence. You can register as a resident of the municipality in person by visiting the Vaasa unit of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Digi- ja väestötietovirasto).

West Finland Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Wolffintie 35 B, 2nd floor
65200 VAASA

linkkiDigital and Population Data Services Agency:
Registration in VaasaFinnish | Swedish | English

Notification of change of address

Each time you move and your address changes, you must submit a notification of change of address.

You can submit a notification of move electronically at Posti or at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Digi- ja väestötietovirasto). You can also go to the Vaasa office of the Digital and Population Data Service Agency in person:

West Finland Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Wolffintie 35 B, 2nd floor
65200 VAASA

For the time being, customer service is available by appointment only.

linkkiDigital and Population Data Service Agency:
Make a ReservationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiPosti:
Electronic Migration Notification to the Population Register and the Post OfficeFinnish | Swedish | English

Welcome Office

At the Welcome Office, you will receive information and help with all your questions related to moving to Finland and Vaasa, as well as about life here. We have many years of experience on a variety of issues and serve you in a number of different languages. You can check the schedules on the Welcome Office website. The service is accessible and free of charge to everyone, regardless of background or reason for entry.

linkkiCity of Vaasa:
Welcome OfficeFinnish | Swedish | English