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Hi there! Are you going on student exchange?

Published 5/5/2023

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Temporary notification of move

You must submit a temporary notification of move, if your exchange period is over three months. When you submit the  notification, authorities (such as Kela or Tax Administration), banks,  and insurance companies automatically receive your new address  information.

Submit a notification of change to student financial aid in Kela e-services

By submitting Financial-aid-for-students-report-changesOpens in a new window. to student financial aid, you’ll ensure that Kela provides you with  study benefits during your exchange. Benefits granted for student  exchange are study grantOpens in a new window., housing supplementOpens in a new window.,  and student loan guaranteeOpens in a new window..

Authorise someone close to you to handle official matters for you

During your exchange, tax returns probably won’t be the first thing in your  mind. Fortunately you can outsource this to, say, a family member or a  good friend. In practice, outsourcing happens through an electronic  mandate. When you grant Person's mandates to a loved one, they can fill in, for example, a tax return on your behalf.

The duration of the mandate can be set to be the same as the length of your exchange, allowing you to fully focus on completing your exchange  studies.

Never miss important messages from the authorities – use a mobile!

However, if you prefer to fill in your tax return by yourself, make sure you  receive important messages from the authorities also during your  exchange. By using free Messages and mobile application, you can receive official mail in electronic form directly to your mobile phone.

Makes the environment happy, too!


Wow, what a list! A change of scenery in itself is exciting, and there’s  been more than enough paperwork to be done during the application  process. Just remember that once all of these steps are done and taken  care of, all you need to do is focus on broadening your horizons.

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