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  • es Spanish
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  • fr French
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  • ln Lingala
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  • ru Russian
  • so Somali
  • Sorani (Kurdish)
  • sq Albanian
  • sv Swedish
  • ti Tigrinya
  • tr Turkish
  • ur Urdu
  • zh Chinese

Customer bulletins

Our customer bulletins are available in Finnish, Swedish and English, and some of them have been translated to other languages as well. See the language versions below. To read our customer bulletins in English, go to Customer bulletins.

Answers to frequently asked questions about situation in Afghanistan published on Finnish Immigration Service website

The supplier of asylum-seekers’ prepaid cards is facing delivery problems – what to do if your Moni card does not work

Information about conversion to Christianity reaching the home country does not automatically constitute grounds for international protection

Finnish Immigration Service tells clients about asylum decision by phone or via a video connection

A personal identity code can now be received without a separate application if a permit is granted to reside in Finland

Asylum seeker: Let us know the grounds for your subsequent application already when applying

Finnish citizenship 

Asylum and the Dublin procedure 

Asylum seeker's right to work, instructions for clients

I have asked for asylum in the EU – which country will handle my claim?

Counsels, representatives and interpreters   

Interpretation in the asylum process - guide for interpreters

Voluntary return 








Review of asylum decisions by the Finnish Immigration Service due to ECHR decision


IOM Finland:


Report by the Finnish Immigration Service to the Minister of the Interior on the quality of the asylum procedure and the related decision-making

Report on the challenges of parenting and couple relationships that asylum seekers may face and on the ways to provide help at reception centres