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Welcome to the Helsinki capital region! Moving to a new country can be an exciting experience, but there are a few steps to take before you can start living and working in Finland. Some of these steps include sorting administrative matters with public authority services. At International House Helsinki (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. Before visiting our IHH service centre, it is important you plan your visit in advance and book appointments when required. This page shows you the different authority services you can use at IHH, and which ones you need appointments for at IHH's service centre. For more guidance in this process, you can get help by clicking "Start Chat" on the bottom right and asking your questions there. You can also get help from IHH staff by contacting our General Information and Guidance services for information on our services and on what steps to take.  

Tax card & tax counselling

If you are working and receiving pay, or if you are an entrepreneur, you need a Finnish tax card (verokortti).

The Finnish Tax Administration at International House Helsinki provides information about taxation in Finland for individuals and you can also apply for a tax card. The service is offered by appointment only.

Please bring along the following documents when you visit:

  • a passport or a valid photo ID
  • an employment contract

NOTE! If you work in construction, you also need a tax number (veronumero). You can apply for a tax number and also a tax card at the Helsinki Area Tax Office at Hämeentie 15. The service is available both by appointment and as a walk-in service. Groups of more than 5 people need to make an appointment. The above listed document requirements also apply for the visit at the Helsinki Area Tax Office.


You may book an appointment for International House Helsinki and for Helsinki Area Tax Office online at MyTax or by phone 029 497 050.


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