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Compensation of seamen’s travel expenses

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The State compensates the seaman’s employer for the seaman’s travel expenses, paid by the employer, between the vessel and the seaman’s home.

Do the following

Submit the compensation application form and its appendices either online as an attachment to the general online form of the ELY Centre to the ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, or by mail to: KEHA-keskus/Keskinen maksatusalue, PL 136, 33101 Tampere.

Enquiries about the compensation application is emailed to: maksatukset.keha (at)

To whom and on what terms

Compensable expenses include

  • direct travel expenses (airline, rail and bus tickets, use of a private car, etc.),
  • employee’s subsistence expenses during the journey (accommodation and meals during the journey)
  • travel arrangement costs.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byDevelopment and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices
Other responsible organisationsTE Office, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Responsible for the serviceDevelopment and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: KEHA Centre
Updated: 2/8/2021