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Guidance and integration of immigrants
Welcome Office Kokkola
You can get information about immigration, Finnish society, public services, language course, recruitment and more from Welcome Office.
Advice and guidance is available in for example the following areas:
- Working life and recruitment
- Language courses
- Government services and society
- Documents and filling in forms
The service is accessible and free for everyone, regardless of their background or reason for entry. You can get advice without an appointment or make an appointment with a personal advisor. Interpreter services are also available. You can visit the drop-in service point or contact Welcome Office by phone or email. You can check the schedule on the Welcome Office website.
Welcome Office Kokkola
67100 Kokkola, FINLAND
When you move to Finland, you can apply for services provided by the Employment and Economic Development Office (Työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto, TE Office) to help you integrate and find a job. The following services are available especially for immigrants:
- guidance and advice on immigration
- initial assessment
- integration plan
- integration training
Ostrobothnia TE Office
Switchboard: 0295 025 500
Immigration work carried out by the Kokkola Evangelical Lutheran Parish Union supports the integration of immigrants into Finnish society.
Kokkola Evangelical Lutheran Parish UnionImmigration work carried out by the Kokkola Evangelical Lutheran Parish UnionLink redirects to another website
Initial assessment and integration plan
Initial assessment and integration plan will be prepared at the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) or the Immigration Office. If you have come to Finland as a refugee, an initial assessment and an integration plan will be prepared for you at the Immigration Office. You can get further information on the initial assessment and integration plan from the Immigration Office or the TE Office.
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Further information: Integration into Finland.
Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health SoiteImmigration OfficeLink redirects to another website
Do you need an interpreter?
If you need to deal with Finnish authorities and you do not speak Finnish or Swedish and have no other common language with the authority, you are sometimes entitled to interpreting services. The authorities will book you an interpreter if you have notified them of the need for one in advance. In such a case, interpreting services are free of charge.
If you book and pay for an interpreter yourself, you can use an interpreter whenever you want.
Further information: Do you need an interpreter?