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The Finnish Immigration Service to establish new reception centres 6 May

Publication date 6.5.2022 12.10

The Finnish Immigration Service is preparing to set up new reception centres due to the increased need to provide accommodation for people fleeing Ukraine.

In addition to reception centres, the Finnish Immigration Service can set up service points for private accommodation, through which those seeking asylum or temporary protection who have arranged accommodation themselves can access the reception services, such as healthcare and social services and the reception allowance. Most Ukrainians fleeing to Finland are staying in private accommodation.

Some of the new reception centres are branches of existing reception centres. The Finnish Immigration Service continues to increase the number of accommodation places in existing reception centres.

The Finnish Immigration Service is responsible for the coordination, planning and supervision of the reception system. The Finnish Immigration Service has reception centres in Helsinki, Lappeenranta (Joutseno) and Oulu. Other reception centres are maintained by non-governmental organisations, municipalities and companies.

New reception centres as of 6 May 2022

  • Lammi branch of the Hämeenlinna reception centre, the Finnish Red Cross, 100 places. Opens by 2 May 2022.

Further information

Further information for the media:

Heikki Väätämöinen, Head of Section, tel. 0295 433 037, email: