Living in Finland


Muutto Rovaniemelle

Moving to Rovaniemi

This page contains information about services in Rovaniemi. Other general information on the subject can be found on the page Moving to Finland

If you are moving to Rovaniemi permanently, you must register as a resident of the municipality. You can register at the local register office. Contact information for the local register offices can be found on their website.

Local Register Office of Rovaniemi

Registration of foreigners in Finland
Hallituskatu 5 C
PL 8183
96101 Rovaniemi
(state office building)

Open Mon–Fri 8 am–4:15 pm

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 if you are an EU citizen
  • marriage certificate
  • your children’s birth certificates.

Please note that all foreign documents must be legalised.

linkkiLocal register office:
Registration of foreign citizensFinnish | Swedish | English

Lapland Police Department, Rovaniemi Central Police Station/permit matters for foreigners

Passports, identity cards, foreigner permits, driving licences, citizenship matters, etc.
Hallituskatu 1A
96100 Rovaniemi

Permit matters for foreigners are handled at tel. 071 876 6227

Licensing issues for more informationFinnish | Swedish | English

Kela/Rovaniemi office

Kela card
Hallituskatu 20
96100 Rovaniemi
tel. 020 435 4810 Open Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

Rovaniemi Tax Office

Tax card and other tax-related matters
Hallituskatu 3A, 2nd floor
96100 Rovaniemi
tel. 016 367 6000

More information on matters related to taxation: linkkiVerohallinto:
TaxFinnish | Swedish | English

Immigrant Office

Rovaniemen kaupungin maahanmuuttajatoimisto
Rovakatu 2

Contact information for employees of the Immigrant Office

  • Chief Social Worker 016-322 3087, 040-731 2557
  • Social Worker 016-322 3088, 040-576 8914
  • Social Worker 016-322 3126, 040-351 6925
  • Social Instructor 016-322 3123, 0400-695 037
  • Social Instructor 016-322 3125,040-576 8904
  • Social Instructor 016-322 3124, 040-729 8766

Interpreter bookings
p. 050-597 1122
Benefit Handler
p. 050-593 0165
Office Worker
p. 050-571 5860


Active since 2001, MoniNet is a multicultural centre maintained by the Rovala Settlement Association. The purpose of MoniNet's operations is to support integration among immigrants, promote tolerance and acceptance of differences, increase employment, develop new operating models and conduct networked activities with various parties in the region.

MoniNet comprises a variety of elements: KOTI operations and Sentteri represent continuous operations, while the other parts encompass fixed-term undertakings/projects.

More information and the contact information is available at:

linkkiRovala MoniNet:
MoniNetFinnish | English

Kansankatu 8
96100 Rovaniemi
p. 040-559 6564
email: moninet@rovala.fi11

MoniNet is open Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm