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Compensation of seamen’s travel expenses

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The State supports Finnish seafaring by compensating the shipping companies for the travel expenses of the crew, for example. The reimbursement of travel expenses is a state aid to shipping companies that is regulated at EU level in the guidelines for maritime transport.

Sections 1 and 2 of the Act on the act on travel expenses of seamen to be reimbursed from the state funds lay down the grounds ...

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The payment unit of the KEHA Centre will pay the transfers upon application. The application is submitted in the regional administration e-services.

How to apply for payment

You can apply for payment electronically in the regional administration e-services. Complete the application thoroughly and add the required appendices.

More information about authorisation

A person authorised can submit the payment request in the regional administration e-services. The authorisation to use the services is given in e-Authorizations. Mandate roles ensure that the persons preparing and sending grant applications have the right to represent the organisation.

Authorised persons use the e-service on behalf of their organisation through e-Identification. You can log into the e-service with your personal banking IDs, a mobile certificate or a certificate card after you have been authorised. In addition to e-Authorizations, organisations need their business ID to use the e-services.

The mandate for transactions required when using the regional administration e-services is called Työllisyyden, ympäristön, elinkeinotoiminnan ja liikenteen valtioavustusten hakeminen (Applying for government grant for employment, environment, business activities and transport).

The authorisation is subject to the valid instructions of the service. Persons without separate authorisation can act on behalf of an organisation only if they have an existing mandate for transactions or a right based on register data.

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To whom and on what terms

Compensable expenses includes

  • 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) and
  • travel arrangement costs.

The service is provided by

KEHA Centre

Other responsible organisations

ELY Centre

Responsible for the service

KEHA Centre
Text edited by: KEHA Centre
Updated: 29/5/2023