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What is International House Helsinki?

Welcome to the Helsinki capital region!

International House Helsinki (IHH) is an official regional service that helps international newcomers live and work in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. Whether you are abroad and considering moving to the Helsinki capital region or have already been here for some time, we want to help you settle in your new home! 

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IHH for newcomers 

If you are thinking about moving to Finland and wondering what life in the Helsinki capital region might look like, explore IHH’s pre-arrival support services. You can learn how things work in the Helsinki capital region, understand what steps you’ll need to take before and after your arrival, and even get personalised help with your relocation. 

Before you can live and work in Finland you will need to handle some administrative matters with public authority services, such as applying for a personal identity code and registering your municipality of residence. You can get information and guidance about these steps and take care of them using IHH’s authority services. Plan a visit to IHH’s service centre and book appointments in advance to visit multiple public authority services under one roof. 

If you are already in the Helsinki capital region and looking for general advice about life and work, IHH’s guidance and support services can help. You can find guidance and support on diverse topics ranging from employment coaching to schooling options and more, helping you settle in.  


IHH for employers 

IHH also helps employers in the Helsinki capital region with matters relating to international employees and international recruitment. You can use IHH’s international recruitment services for assistance with international candidate searches, funding instruments for employers and settling-in support for international employees. We also provide advisory and counseling services for companies and employers on issues such as work-based immigration, right to work and employer obligations, and more. 


IHH’s stakeholders 

International House Helsinki is a service point operated jointly by the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV), Finnish Tax Administration (Vero), Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), Finnish Immigration Service, Uusimaa Employment and Economic Development Office, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) and the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK). International House Helsinki is part of the Finnish Government’s Talent Boost Programme and is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Where is International House Helsinki?

Lintulahdenkuja 2 D (2nd floor) 00530 Helsinki
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Monday – Friday 09.00 – 16.00

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Contact International House Helsinki

General Information and Guidance

The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa can provide you with general information and guidance.

+358 931 011 111

Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 16.00

Friday 10.00 - 15.00

Contact IHH Services for Employers

IHH International Recruitment Services

For information about how to broaden your candidate search, funding instruments, and settling-in support for your international employees, please contact our IHH International Recruitment Services.

+358 295 016760 Privacy Statement for IHH International Recruitment Services

Monday - Friday 09.00 - 12.00

IHH Advisory and Counseling Services for Employers

For matters related to work-based immigration and residence permits, your employees’ right to work and your obligations as an employer of an international employee please contact our IHH Advisory and Counseling Services.

+358 922 860 019

Other inquiries

Contact information for media and stakeholders

For operational and further inquiries about International House Helsinki.

+358 40 5423051