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 from the Service Points. 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 Pyyntitie 3, Mon-Thu at 12-15 pm and Fri 10-12 am.

At you can find more information about Espoo and Finland in 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!