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Finnish Immigration Service Advisory Board

The Finnish Immigration Service established its Advisory Board on 11 April 2008.

During the term 2019–2021, the Advisory Board is composed of representatives of a total of 16 interest group organisations which include both authorities and organisations. The chair of the Advisory Board is the Director-General of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Advisory Board operational objectives

The Finnish Immigration Service established its Advisory Board specifically for the purpose of promoting and developing cooperation with its own interest groups and with other collaborative groups.

The task of the Advisory Board is to review the courses of development and policies of Finnish Immigration Service operations and to put forward relevant initiatives. It also enables the Finnish Immigration Service to organise and develop its services with the help of the expertise of the Advisory Board members. The Advisory Board meets 1–4 times per year.

Member organisations of the Advisory Board

Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Uusimaa
Church Council
City of Helsinki, immigration and employment services
Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)
Finnish National Board of Education
Finnish Red Cross
Helsinki Reception Centre
Local Register Office of Uusimaa
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Ministry of the Interior/Migration Department
National Police Board
Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
SAK, STTK and Akava (joint representative)
The Finnish Border Guard