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Migri asks for advance information about transport of Ukrainians to Finland

Publication date 3.3.2022 8.47 | Published in English on 8.3.2022 at 15.22

The Finnish Immigration Service is asking all voluntary transport organisers providing transport for Ukrainian nationals from Ukraine to Finland to submit preliminary passenger information. Several organisations and private individuals have announced that they will be offering transportation to Finland for people who have fled the Russian military attack on Ukraine.

As of 3 March 2022, the Finnish Immigration Service has introduced a form on which we are asking transport organisers to provide preliminary information about all transportation arriving from Ukraine to Finland

Ukrainian nationals arriving in Finland have a number of alternative options to organise their stay after arriving in Finland. Read these instructions if you are arriving from Ukraine to Finland.

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • How many Ukrainian nationals are arriving on your transportation? Report the number of passengers only. Do not provide any personal details on this form.
  • What is the final destination of the passenger in Finland?
  • Will the persons stay in Finland without a visa or seek asylum?
  • If the persons are seeking asylum, will they be staying at a reception centre or private accommodation?

If you are unable to send the information through the link provided, you may alternatively call +358 (0)295 463 300. The phone line is open on weekdays, Mon–Fri 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m. and on the weekend 5 –6 March 2022 10.00 a.m.–3 p.m.

The phone number may be used for reporting transportation information only. We are unable to provide any other advice or information through this number.

Notifying the Finnish Immigration Service in advance of any transportation is essential so that the authorities are able make necessary preparations for accommodation and other support. The Finnish Immigration Service coordinates accommodation for asylum seekers only.

Further information:

Further information for the media

Pekka Nuutinen, Director of the Reception Unit,