International House Helsinki – Your entry to working and settling in Helsinki area
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International House Helsinki provides a wide range of information and public authority services to meet the needs of international newcomers in the Helsinki metropolitan area. We also offer free advisory and counselling services to employers on issues related to international workforce. View the service menu to learn more about the services available to you.
Multilingual information service
Advisory & counselling service for employers
Registration, personal identity code & change of address
Tax card/number & tax info
Social security and benefits
General info about TE (employment) services
Registering as a jobseeker
Pension insurance & A1 certificate from abroad
Employee Rights Advisory Service
Multilingual information service for internationals
+358 (0)9 310 111 11
Monday–Thursday 9:00–16:00, Friday 10:00–16:00
For online information, please visit: Infopankki.fi
For information on Finnish and Swedish language courses, please visit: Finnishcourses.fi
Advisory and counselling service for employers
+358 40 922 0276
Contact for media & stakeholders
+358 (0)40 621 4790
Albertinkatu 25, 00180 Helsinki
Please note that the following service providers close between 12:00–13:00:
- Finnish Tax Administration
- Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)
- Uusimaa Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office)
The Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) is present at the service point on Mondays, 9:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:00.
Exceptions to regular service hours:
15.11. Multilingual information service closes at 15:00.
22.11 Local Register Office and Multilingual information service close at 15.30
27.11 Tax Administration is closed.
31.12 The Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK) is closed.