There are many things to consider when moving to Helsinki from abroad. Our First Steps Checklist aims to make the process smoother. A visit to International House Helsinki once you arrive will allow you to complete many steps on the list at once. Read on to learn more.
See this information from InfoFinland on covid- related changes in immigration services and missions abroad.
First Steps Checklist
Things to consider before your move
- If you arrive from outside the EU, you must declare the personal property you bring into the country to the Finnish customs authorities. This includes domestic goods, furniture, bicycles, motor vehicles and trailers intended for private use.
- If you wish to bring a pet when moving to Helsinki from abroad, the Finnish Food Safety Authority provides detailed instructions on the import of animals.