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Moving to Finland

You may need permits for moving to and residing in Finland, depending on your citizenship and the purpose of the stay. People moving to Finland from other countries may, on certain conditions, receive Finnish social security benefits. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for the integration of immigrants. In addition to the authorities, non-governmental organisations also work with immigrants and help in the integration process. You have to remember to submit a notification of move when you move from abroad back to Finland. In this case the notification of move generally is submitted personally at a service location of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (a local register office).

The Finentry serviceOpens in a new window. provides information on arriving in Finland during a corona pandemic.

Notification of move

Submit a notification of move when you move to a new dwelling or when you live in another address over three months.

As an immigrant in Finland

Practical information for immigrants.