Welcome to Finland
This is what to do when you arrive in Finland from Ukraine.
Services offered by reception centres
After you have applied for temporary protection, you can stay at a reception centre or in private accommodation.
You will have the right to work and study as soon as you have registered your application for temporary protection with the police or the border authorities.
Children have the right to attend pre-primary education and basic education.
Your reception centre can provide you with social and healthcare services.
Reception allowance is meant to cover your essential basic needs.
If you leave Finland but intend to come back soon, you need to inform your reception centre of your travel intentions.
If you have lived in Finland for one year and have been granted temporary protection, you can apply for a municipality of residence. Submit the application to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
Permits from the Finnish Immigration Service
We recommend that you apply for temporary protection. You can apply for temporary protection by contacting the police or border authorities when you are in Finland.
On 28 September 2023, the Council of the European Union decided to extend the temporary protection until 4 March 2025.
You have several options for continuing your stay in Finland.
If you leave Finland and do not intend to return to Finland, you need to cancel your application for temporary protection in Finland.
Call the Finnish Immigration Service’s service number for Ukraine-related questions: 0295 790 605. The number is open from Monday to Friday at 8.30–12.00 and 13–15.30.