Living in Finland

Cities

Muutto Espooseen

Moving to Espoo

Permit matters

At the Helsinki service point of the Finnish Immigration Service, you can apply for a residence permit or register the right of residence of a EU citizen.

Helsinki service point of the Finnish Immigration Service:

Käenkuja 3A
FI-00500 Helsinki

You can apply for many residence permits and EU registrations online in the Enter Finland service. If you are not familiar with using computers, you can fill a paper application form and bring it to a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

You should always make an appointment for the service point in advance. You can make the appointment in the appointment booking service of the Finnish Immigration Service. Please note that the service point cannot give advice about permit matters.

Read more: Moving to Finland.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Electronic appointment bookingFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiEnterfinland.fi:
Electronic applicationFinnish | Swedish | English

Registering as a resident

If you are moving to Espoo permanently, you must register as a resident of the municipality. You can register at the Local Register Office of Uusimaa, Helsinki unit.

Local Register Office of Uusimaa

Helsinki unit
Albertinkatu 25
00180 Helsinki
Tel. 029 55 39391

When you go to the Local Register Office, please bring along the following:

  • identification (e.g., your passport)
  • residence permit and residence card (if you need a residence permit for Finland)
  • certificate of registration of the right to reside (oleskeluoikeuden rekisteröintitodistus) if you are an EU citizen
  • marriage certificate
  • your children’s birth certificates.

Please note that all foreign documents must be legalised and translated into Finnish, Swedish or English.

You can also apply for a Finnish personal identity code (henkilötunnus) at the Local Register Office.

Read more: Registering as a resident, Municipality of residence in Finland

linkkiLocal register office:
Registering a foreign citizenFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiLocal Register Office:
Contact information for Local Register OfficesFinnish | Swedish | English

International House Helsinki

If you have recently moved into the Helsinki metropolitan area, you can receive guidance and public services in one place at International House Helsinki (IHH). You can:

  • seek free guidance and information related to moving in several languages
  • apply for a Finnish personal identity code, register as a resident and report your address information
  • receive a tax card, a tax number and guidance related to taxation
  • search for information about Finnish social security and benefits
  • receive guidance on TE services and searching for work
  • receive guidance on earnings-related pension and information on the A1 certificate
  • seek employment guidance
  • seek guidance for companies and employers

The IHH Service Advisor App web application helps you to find the correct authorities and gives you advice on what documents you should take with you.

The service includes the City of Helsinki’s Immigration Information Centre, the Local Register Office of Uusimaa, the In To Finland service by the Tax Administration and Kela, the Uusimaa TE Office, the Finnish Centre for Pensions and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.

Address

Local Register Office of Uusimaa
Albertinkatu 25
00180 Helsinki

linkkiInternational House Helsinki:
IHH – a service point for people moving to Finland English

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
Welcome GuideEnglish