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Where is the interview conducted?

Four offices of the Finnish Immigration Service hold asylum interviews: the offices of Helsinki, Raisio, Lappeenranta and Oulu.

Usually your interview will be at the office that is the closest to the reception centre where you are registered. Sometimes we may hold the interview elsewhere.

The Finnish Immigration Service will send you an invitation to the interview, telling you where and when your interview will take place. Your reception centre will give you instructions on how to travel to your interview.

Before you enter the customer facilities of the Finnish Immigration Service, you may be required to undergo a security check.

Accessibility information for interviews 

Please inform the staff of your reception centre in advance if you have special needs regarding the asylum interview. The reception centre will notify the Finnish Immigration Service of them before the interview. Adjustments can be made if, for instance: 

  • you have a physical disability
  • you have a sensory disability
  • you need a support person to attend the interview.

We do our best to meet your accessibility needs when we arrange the interview. 

Interview facilities in Helsinki

Interview facilities in Raisio

Interview facilities in Lappeenranta

Interview facilities in Oulu