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Asylum seekers will soon receive information about the asylum processes also on video

The Finnish Immigration Service is currently developing the general legal counselling provided at reception centres. The counselling refers to providing information about legal aid related to the asylum process and assistance in finding legal aid, which are part of the duties of the centre. Reception centres also provide information on a general level about the processing of asylum applications as well as the rights and obligations of the applicant. One factor affecting the increased need for counselling involves the changes made to the legal aid of asylum seekers in 2016.