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Reimbursement for representatives of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

When a minor asylum seeker enters Finland without a guardian, they are soon appointed a representative. ELY Centre pays the representatives a fee and a reimbursement of expenses.

Do the following

Representatives can apply for a fee and reimbursement from the KEHA Centre (development and administration centre for the ELY Centres and TE Offices).

Use the forms provided by the KEHA Centre (Representative's travel invoice form, Itemisation form for the representative's fee and expenses, Acknowledgement form, Invoice for the representative's fees and other expenses). Send the form to the KEHA Centre (contact information is on the form).

For more information, please contact the immigration contact persons at the ELY Centres (see Service channels > Links).

Inquiries about reimbursement application can be e-mailed to: maahanmuuttokorvaukset.keha(at)ely-keskus.fi

To whom and on what terms

The representatives of minor asylum seekers receive a fee and a reimbursement of expenses when the minor asylum seekers have been granted a residence permit and have received notification of the decision. The fee depends on the time used and the expenses incurred by the representative while acting on behalf of the asylum seeker. The fee and reimbursement are paid upon application. The fee and reimbursement of expenses are paid until the asylum seeker is granted Finnish citizenship.

Before a minor asylum seeker has received a residence permit and notification of the decision, the Finnish Immigration Service pays the fee and expenses of the representative.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byDevelopment and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Central Finland, Development and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for South Savo
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 5/11/2020