Living in Finland

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Maahanmuuttajana Vantaalla

As an immigrant in Vantaa

Immigrant guidance and integration

Immigrant services

Vantaa Immigrant Services include:

  • refugee reception services
  • integration services

Vantaa Immigrant Services (Vantaan maahanmuuttajapalvelut) give advice about integration, social and healthcare services and the services provided by the city and organisations. You can become a client if you moved to Finland based on a family bond, are a refugee or victim of human trafficking, or have the right to an initial assessment.

Vantaa Immigrant Services
Vernissakatu 8C
01300 VANTAA
Tel. (09) 839 21074 and (09) 839 32042
Maahanmuuttajapalvelut(at)vantaa.fi

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Immigrant ServicesFinnish | English

Silkinportin toimintakeskus

Silkinportti Activity Centre (Silkinportin toimintakeskus) advises immigrants and organises many types of activities.

Silkinportin toimintakeskus
Tikkurilantie 44 F, 2nd floor
01300 Vantaa
Tel. 09 839 23651

linkkiSilkinportti Activity Centre:
Advice and activities for immigrantsFinnish | English

Vantaa Info

Vantaa Infos provide infomation about the services of the City of Vantaa and the state. Vantaa Infos are located in Tikkurila, Korso and Myyrmäki. Vantaa Info addresses:

Vantaa Info, Tikkurila
Dixi, Ratatie 11, 2nd floor
01300 Vantaa
E-mail: vantaa-info(at)vantaa.fi
Tel. (09) 839 22133

Vantaa Info, Korso
LUMO, Urpiaisentie 14
01450 Vantaa
E-mail: vantaa-info(at)vantaa.fi
Tel. (09) 839 22133

Vantaa Info, Myyrmäki
Myyrmäkitalo, Paalutori 3
01600 Vantaa
E-mail: vantaa-info(at)vantaa.fi
Tel. (09) 839 22133

Additional information and opening hours are listed on the website of the City of Vantaa.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Vantaa InfoFinnish | Swedish | English

Hakunilan kansainvälinen yhdistys

The information and help desk of the Hakunila International Organisation (Hakunilan kansainvälinen yhdistys) provides information to immigrants living in Hakunila, Koivukylä and other Vantaa districts on matters regarding studies, language courses, work, recreational activities, crisis situations and legal affairs.

Hakunilan kansainvälinen yhdistys
Kannuskuja 2A, 3rd floor (Hakunila)
01200 Vantaa
E-mail: hakunilan(at)kolumbus.fi
Tel. (09) 272 2775 and 040 501 3199.

linkkiHakunila International Organisation:
Advice for immigrantsFinnish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic

Vantaan Järjestörinki

At the Vantaan Järjestörinki association’s immigrant information point (Vantaan Järjestörinki ry:n Maahanmuuttajien neuvontapiste), you can ask about matters related to working, social security, health, education and residence permits. Address:

Kansalaistoiminnankeskus Leinikki
Leinikkitie 22
01350 Vantaa

Asukastila Myyrinki
Liesitori 1 tai Vaskivuorentie 10 B, 3rd floor
01600 Vantaa
Tel. (09) 839 35703 and 040 183 0930
E-mail: neuvonta(at)vantaalla.info

Nettikahvila Kafnetti
Rautkallionkatu 3
01360 Vantaa
Tel. 045 134 1711

linkkiVantaan Järjestörinki:
Advice for immigrantsFinnish

International House Helsinki

If you have recently moved into the Helsinki metropolitan area, you can receive guidance and public services in one place at International House Helsinki (IHH).

linkkiInternational House Helsinki:
IHH – a service point for people moving to Finland English

Initial assessment

Initial assessment (alkukartoitus) helps you find suitable services in your home city. The City of Vantaa or the Uusimaa TE Office organises an initial assessment for every new immigrant who moves to Vantaa.

You have the right to get an initial assessment, if

  • Vantaa is your municipality of residence
  • you moved to Vantaa from abroad or elsewhere in Finland
  • you have not received an initial assessment before
  • you have had a municipality of residence in Finland for no more than three years.

During the initial assessment, you receive information about studying Finnish or Swedish, looking for work, education and services in Vantaa. The initial assessment can be done with an interpreter, if needed. The initial assessment is free of charge.

Asking for an initial assessment

You can ask for an initial assessment by e-mail or make an appointment by telephone.

E-mail: maahanmuuttajapalvelut(at)vantaa.fi
Tel. 09 839 32622, 09 839 27525 or 09 839 31766

If you are looking for work, you should register with the TE Office. The TE Office does the initial assessment

Read more about the initial assessment and integration plan on the InfoFinland page Integration into Finland.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Preliminary assessmentFinnish | English

Do you need an interpreter?

If you need to deal with authorities and you do not speak Finnish or Swedish and have no other common language with the authority, you can use interpreting services. Always notify the authority in question beforehand if you need an interpreter. The authority will book the interpreter without any cost to you.

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

Read more: Do you need an interpreter?

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about interpreting servicesFinnish

linkkiThe Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters:
Search for an interpreter or a translatorFinnish | Swedish | English