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Work in Finland

When you arrive in Finland

You should start taking care of the official matters connected to your entry into in Finland as soon as you have arrived in the country.

Start looking for a flat and open a bank account. Get an internet and phone connection. Start studying Finnish and find out about leisure activities.

Prove your right to work to your employer and familiarise yourself with the local work culture. Find out how you pay taxes.

Submit a company start-up notification and find out about your obligations as an entrepreneur.

You can apply for the social benefits from Kela. Depending on your situation, you can use public, occupational or private health care.

Get a daycare place for your children or enrol them to pre-primary or basic education. Children aged over 15 must apply for upper secondary education.