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Muutto Vantaalle

Moving to Vantaa

Published04.10.2022
When you move to Vantaa, you can handle permit matters through the Enter Finland online service of the Finnish Immigration Service or at a service point. You can register as a resident of Vantaa at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. We have compiled information about services that are important for people who move here.

Local information

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Permit matters

At the Helsinki service point of the Finnish Immigration Service, you can apply for a residence permit or register the right of residence of a EU citizen.

Helsinki service point of the Finnish Immigration Service:

Kaupparaitti 10
00770 Helsinki
Open: Mon–Fri 8:00–16:15

You can apply for many residence permits and EU registrations online in the Enter Finland service. If you are not familiar with using computers, you can fill a paper application form and bring it to a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

You should always make an appointment for the service point in advance. You can make the appointment in the appointment booking service of the Finnish Immigration Service. Please note that the service point cannot give advice about permit matters.

Read more: Moving to Finland.

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Electronic appointment booking

Residence permit problems

If you have problems or questions regarding your residence permit, contact the Finnish Immigration Service (Maahanmuuttovirasto). You can also request help from health counselling services for immigrants. Information on the services is provided on the page Settling in Vantaa.

The closest service point of the Finnish Immigration Service is in Helsinki:

Kaupparaitti 10
00770 Helsinki

Read more: Residence permit problems.

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Permit types

Registering as a resident

If you are moving to Vantaa permanently, you must register as a resident of the municipality. You can register at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Digi- ja väestötietovirasto).

Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Lintulahdenkuja 2
00530 Helsinki
Email: international(at)dvv.fi
Tel. registrations of foreigners 029 55 36 320

When visiting the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, 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 (oleskeluoikeuden rekisteröintitodistus) 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 Digital and Population Data Services Agency, or your country’s diplomatic mission in Finland.

Read more: Registering as a resident.

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Registering a foreign citizen

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). You can:

  • seek free guidance and information related to moving in several languages
  • registration of right of residence if you are a citizen of an EU country
  • apply for a Finnish personal identity code, register as a resident and report your address information
  • receive a tax card and guidance related to taxation
  • search for information about Finnish social security and benefits
  • receive guidance on TE services and searching for work
  • receive guidance on earnings-related pension and information on the A1 certificate
  • seek guidance for companies and employers

Address:
Lintulahdenkuja 2 D, 2nd floor
00530 Helsinki