Instructions for people helping individuals fleeing from Ukraine
After Russia’s attack Ukrainian citizens have sought international protection in Finland.
The Finnish Immigration Service has put together instructions on its website for people fleeing from Ukraine and for people helping them.
Information about Finland in Ukrainan (Ваш гід по Фінляндії)
- Directives for individuals arriving to Finland from Ukraine: migri.fi/en/ukraine
- Temporary protection: migri.fi/en/temporary-protection
- Instructions for customers: Instructions for distribution to individuals fleeing Ukraine | Finnish Immigration Service (migri.fi)
- Ministry of the Interior Finland: Helping Ukrainians
Municipality of residence in Finland
The authorities have compiled information on how to apply for municipality of residence and how this affects the lives of Ukrainians in Finland. The brochure and other current home municipality issues is located on the Finnish Immigration Services homepage.
The brochure is in English, Ukrainian, Finnish and Swedish:
Information to Ukrainians that has a municipality of residence in Western Uusimaa
Have you fled from Ukraine to Finland, received temporary protection and are now in the process of becoming a municipality resident in Western Uusimaa? Your home municipality will then be one of the following: Espoo, Hanko, Inkoo, Karkkila, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Raasepori, Siuntio, Vihti. You have the right to social and health care services in the Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County and you get information about the services on the pages below:
How the war in Ukraine affects the benefits available from Kela
Kela runs the Finnish social security system and grants benefits to persons in different situations. Kela’s operations and the amounts of the benefits are defined in Finnish law.
Contact information in Kauniainen regarding Ukraine
Daycare and pre-school
– Annika Hiitola, head of early childhood education, p. 09 5056 820
Schools and education
– Maria Ekman-Ekebom, head of education, p. 050 308 6262
Leisure and hobbies
– Taru Ikäheimonen, coordinator, p. 050 566 8800
– Nina Reis, integration coordinator, p. 040 702 6519
Email address to the City’s employees: email@example.com
Sports and leisure clubs
– GrIFK football, Johanna.firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 044 554 6654
– GrIFK handball, email@example.com
– GrIFK floorball, firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 044 243 1905
– GrIFK icehockey, email@example.com, p. 050 532 4098
– Ballet school, Heli Aalto, firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 040 094 9337
– GGF (Grankulla gymnasics), email@example.com
– Kauniaisten taitoluisteluklubi (iceskating), firstname.lastname@example.org (also in russian)
Kauniainen swimming hall
The swimming hall is open to Ukranians fleeing from the war free of charge. The swimming halls address is Asematie 26. Talk to the cashier and you will be let in.
The Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federations Welcome to the swimming hall guide (pdf) is available also in Ukranian.
– contact to be added
Volunteer work, Grani Lähiapu
– Aila Thurin, manager, p. 040 023 7741