On this site you will learn the basic information about Finnish society and everyday life, as well as the basic vocabulary of the Finnish language. The site has been specially designed for those coming to Finland as quota refugees.
Finland is located in the north part of the globe and positioned between Sweden and Russia. From the north, Finland shares a border with Norway. On the south side of Finland is Estonia. Read more.
As a quota refugee you and those included in your application have been granted a refugee status, a continuous residence permit and a right to work in Finland. Read more.
As a quota refugee you and your family are eligible for a rental apartment in your municipality of residence. The size and the amount of rooms in your apartment depend on the amount of residents, but the basic equipment in the rental apartments are usually the same. Read more.
The majority of children under school age in Finland are enrolled in day care or preschool, since most often both parents work outside of the home. As municipal residents, you may apply for a day care spot for your children. Read more.
Quota refugees are offered the same municipal health care services as all other citizens in Finland. A health examination is organized for all quota refugees and their families on arrival to their new municipality. Read more.