Immigrant Services

For people coming here from abroad - new Espoo residents!

The City of Espoo provides many services that may be useful to you as a new resident. This section has information meant especially for immigrants (for example, advisory services, Finnish and Swedish language classes, employment and free time activities).

You can get advice inthe Citizens' Offices. Social and healthcare units also have their own advisory services that can be used if needed.

Advisory services for refugees in Immigrant Service’s office in Terveyskuja 2 A, Mon-Thu at 12-15 pm and Fri 10-12 am. 

At Info Bank you can find more information about Espoo and Finland in 15 different languages.

Life in Finland  is a guide available on the web in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic for people moving to Finland. This guide provides information about housing and working in Finland, contact information for authorities and basic information about Finnish culture and society.

Espoo has drawn up a multicultural program for the years 2009-2012 to promote and develop immigrant issues. This program is monitored by the Espoo Multicultural Advisory Board.

Welcome to Espoo!

In Espoo Advisory Service ends by the end of March 2016 2016-03-29
In Espoo advisory service for people moving from abroad to Espoo ends in current form by the end of March 2016.


  • ​Funzi's "About Finland" -mobile service offers basic information to asylum seekers. The content of the service enables immigrants to operate more efficiently and based on correct information. The service is now also available in Somali.
Published 2012-01-10 10:02 , updated 2016-03-30 9:40

Target group:
  • Immigrants