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Moni cards will stop working on 30 April – any remaining money will be transferred to your PFS card in May

12.4.2019 8.27
Press release

The Finnish Immigration Service will replace all Moni cards with PFS cards in April 2019. The Moni cards have been used for the payment of the reception allowance and wages to asylum seekers. The Moni cards and the connected online banking service will stop working on 30 April 2019.

All the remaining money on the Moni card will be transferred to your PFS card. Unfortunately, the transfer cannot be done in April. Transferring money from Moni cards to PFS cards is not possible until May. Regrettably, the Finnish Immigration Service and the card supplier have not been able to find a better solution to the situation.

We will publish a new bulletin as soon as all our clients have had their money transferred to a PFS card.

We apologise for the situation.

Remember this if you still have money on your Moni card:

You will not be able to withdraw any money from your Moni card after the end of April. This means that you should now withdraw enough cash from your Moni card to cover your expenses for May. If there is still money left on your Moni card, the rest of it will be transferred to your PFS card in May. The transfer will take at least two weeks.

If you have money on your Moni card but you are unable to withdraw cash with your card, please contact your reception centre.

If you are working, ask your employer to pay your salary to your PFS card. After 30 April, it is no longer possible to pay wages to a Moni card. Read more about salary payments to PFS cards here.

For more information, please contact your reception centre.

If you still have a Moni card, replace it with a PFS card as soon as possible

You should replace your old Moni card with a PFS card as soon as possible. Click here for more detailed instructions.