General advice

Do you live overseas, are you moving abroad or are you perhaps returning to Finland?
Are citizenship issues, official matters related to migration or social security on your mind or do you wonder how to vote in Finnish elections from abroad?
Or do you simply want to find a Finnish community in your area?

The Finland Society’s counseling services are designed for you!
Our counseling team serves people of all ages in practical matters: young adults, people of working age as well as seniors.

You can contact the Finland Society’s advice service by phone and e-mail.
Phone hours:
Mon – Tue 10-12 
Wed – Thu 13-15 

Staff email address format: firstname.lastname(at)suomi-seura.fi

We aim to respond to email queries as quickly as possible.
Jenny Orphanou (general advice) +358 (0)41 7307333
Liisa Oinonen (advice for young adults) +358 (0)44 710 9384

Our liaison lawyers advise you on legal issues.
For more information on this service, ask the advice service.

We have launched online services specially designed for young adults and seniors.
Moreover, together with The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, we have created websites for families:

For young people

Whether you are planning to move overseas or are a young second generation expatriate Finn, you can find diverse, helpful and reliable information about moving abroad, living abroad and returning to Finland on our online service nuoretmaailmalla for young Finns worldwide.

For seniors:
Whether you have been living abroad already for a long time or are planning to spend the winter months overseas like a migratory bird, our online service senioritmaailmalla offers all seniors a wide range of reliable information about moving overseas, living abroad and returning to Finland. For now, the website is mainly in Finnish.

For families

Families of expatriate Finns all over the world have always been the central target group for the Finland Society’s advice services. We are pleased to offer families overseas more diverse services and support through our new web services perhemaailmalla. Created in a joint project with The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS), the services include blogs, online chat and other interactive media.

Have a look at our websites!
We aim at constantly developing the websites and are happy to receive your comments and ideas for improvement. For now, the websites are mainly in Finnish.

Events

We organize events for both people moving overseas and those returning to Finland.
In spring and fall, we offer information days for seniors (Eläkepäiviksi ulkomaille –infopäivätand in August we have an information event about returning to Finland (Paluumuuttajan infopäivä).
Moreover, we offer conversation opportunities for people who have moved back to Finland.

Guides and materials

The Finland Society’s digital Moving Checklist gathers what you should remember to take care of during the different phases of moving.
For now, it is available only in Finnish. Read and download the Muuttajan muistilista guidebook here:
Suomi-Seuran Muuttajan muistio

The Finland Society’s Returner’s Guide for Seniors provides comprehensive information for expatriate seniors planning to return to Finland. The guidebook was updated in July 2020. It is available in Finnish.
Read and download the guidebook here:
Senioripaluumuuttajan opas 2020 (pdf file)

You can find more useful mover’s guides in the Finland Society’s Webstore.
Have a look at our product selection.

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