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Pre-arrival support

Are you considering moving to Finland and to Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa? International House Helsinki (IHH) would like to warmly welcome you and help you start your journey on settling in the Helsinki capital region! 

For prospective newcomers and people at the beginning of their moving process, IHH provides a range of pre-arrival support services. These 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. For most newcomers, IHH’s regular Newcomer Information Sessions are a great place to start.

In case you have already moved to the Helsinki capital region, please visit our Authority services page for information about taking care of necessary steps with public authority services. For more general help for newcomers beyond the arrival stage, please visit our Guidance and support services page.

Pre-arrival support services

Guides and resources

Contact information

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 - 16.00