General information & guidance

Cities of Helsinki (Helsinki-info) and Espoo offer general information and guidance at International House Helsinki on issues such as residence permits, studying Finnish/Swedish, housing, day care, schooling and health care services. You can also get assistance with how to correctly fill out the forms or understand the decisions and procedures of different public authorities.

Service is available in the following languages: Finnish, English, Arabic, Russian, Estonian, Somali, Dari, Farsi, French and Berber.


+358 (0)9 310 111 11


For online information, please visit:

For information on Finnish language courses, please visit:

Open: Monday–Thursday 9:00–16:00, Friday 10:00–16:00