Advice for immigrants

Immigrants are entitled to the same counseling services as other residents in Vantaa. If you are a new immigrant to Vantaa and need more information about public services and about how to make everyday life in Finland flexible, you could greatly benefit from the information gained from an initial assessment. When required, an interpreter participates in the initial assessment.

General information for everybody

Vantaa Info will provide you with formation on, among other things, city-provided services such as applying for a day-care place or housing. Do not hesitate to ask us about Finnish-language courses and leisure activities; we will guide you to the correct place. Vantaa Infos serve you in Korso, Myyrmäki and Tikkurila.

Silkinportti employees in Tikkurila provide guidance and counseling on, among other things, various courses and services in Finnish, English, Russian, Amharic, and Tigrinya. Services in other languages are separately agreed.

Help available by Tsempparit

Do you have questions concerning life in Finland: employment, education, hobbies? Do you live in the area of Hakunila-Länsimäki? Integration coaches Tiina and Suvi will help you. You can visit us at one of our offices, call us or email us.

Suvi Lindén, Expert, uusimaa TE-office, te. 0295 040289, suvi.linden@te-toimisto.fi

Tiina Kentta, Project Manager, City of Vantaa, 050 3027426, tiina.kentta@vantaa.fi

Our office hours:

Tikkurila:
• Vantaan venäläinen klubi (Unikkotie 3 D, 2 floor.) Mon 12 - 16
• Immigrant services (Vernissakatu 8) Tue 12 - 16:00

Myyrmäki:
• Sahan-seura (Ojahaanrinne 4 K 4) Wed 9 - 16

Koivukylä:
• Kafnetti (Rautkallionkatu 3) Thu 9 - 16

Länsimäki:
• Hakunila International Organizations's centre for immigrants (Kilpakuja 1) Fri 9 - 16

Counseling for refugees

Immigration services is responsible for primary integration of refugees received by the City of Vantaa as well as for returnees from the former Soviet Union.

Customer groups:

  • refugees (moving to the first municipality)
  • people moving from one municipality to another, refugees (who have lived in another municipality for less than six months)
  • returnees from the former Soviet Union (whose first domicile is Vantaa)
  • family members of a refugee arriving through the family reunification program
  • those entitled to initial assessment

People usually stay in the customer relationship from 1 to 3 years, depending on the customer's or family's need for help and life situation.

Services:

Address: Vernissakatu 6-8, 2th floor (health care services stay in Talvikkitie 37, 4th floor)

On-call service in Vernissakatu: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 13:0-15:30, by appointment at other times.

More about counselling for refugees