You have a right to a legal counsel. If you want a legal counsel, contact the closest legal aid office. Your legal counsel will participate in the interview at his or her own discretion. If you want your legal counsel to participate in the interview, you must agree this with your counsel prior to the interview.
If you are an asylum seeker who is under 18 years of age and if you arrived in Finland alone, your representative will find a legal counsel for you. The legal aid offices always compensate the costs of the legal counsels of asylum seekers who are under 18 years of age and who arrived alone.
Ask your reception centre for more information about the places where you can get legal aid.
Watch a video about legal advice during the asylum process.
Further information about legal aid is also available on the website of the Finnish juridicial administration.
More information about Enter Finland for counsels and representatives can be found on the page Online service.