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International House Helsinki

The Spouse Program is part of International House Helsinki (IHH), which is an official regional service that helps international newcomers live and settle in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

What is International House Helsinki?

International House Helsinki (IHH) assists newcomers who move to the Helsinki capital region by providing pre-arrival support, public authority services, and more.

Whether you are abroad or have arrived recently, IHH helps international newcomers settle into the Helsinki capital region.

 


 

Before your move to the Helsinki capital region

 

For people thinking about or planning a move to the Helsinki capital region, IHH provides pre-arrival support to help with their relocation process.

These pre-arrival services introduce the different sides of life, work and family in the Helsinki capital region, and explain the steps you’ll need to take before and after your arrival.

Pre-arrival support

Newcomers planning to move to the Helsinki capital region can get pre-arrival support from IHH.

Learn about life in the Helsinki capital region and what steps you’ll need to take before and after your arrival.

Sorting administrative matters once you arrive

 

When arriving from abroad, newcomers need to take a few steps before living and working in Finland. Some of these steps include sorting administrative matters with public authority services.

At IHH, you can get clear information and guidance about these steps and take care of them at the service desks at the IHH service centre. This includes booking appointments with public authorities like Migri, DVV, and more.

Authority services

On arrival, newcomers will need to take care of administrative matters with public authority services.

With IHH’s authority services, you can learn about these matters and resolve them at the IHH service centre.


 

Join a Newcomer Information Session online from anywhere

 

IHH organises Newcomer Information Sessions that cover the steps international newcomers need to take before and after arriving in Finland, answer participants’ questions, and provide other helpful information for newcomers.

Newcomer Information Sessions are free, held in English and take place online. Whether you’re planning to move to the Helsinki capital region or have recently arrived, make sure you attend a Newcomer Information Session!

Newcomer Information Sessions

Newcomer Information Sessions provide helpful information for newcomers and answer their questions.

If you’re moving to the Helsinki capital region or have recently arrived, join a Newcomer Information Session!

Newcomer Information Sessions cover topics like:

Every Newcomer Information Session has a programme where you can see when each topic will be presented.

You can attend the whole session or only the parts that are relevant to your needs.