Have you arrived to Ostrobothnia....

To Study?For Work?For Marriage?As a Refugee?As an Asylum seeker?

Are you coming to Ostrobothnia and would like to study?.. Or are you already in Ostrobothnia and looking into study options? 

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Have you arrived to Ostrobothnia..

To Study?For Work?For Marriage?As a Refugee?As an Asylum seeker?

Are you moving to Finland because of work or are you in Finland and would like to get a job?
As a rule, foreigners who intend to live and work in Finland need a valid residence permit.

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Have you arrived to Ostrobothnia..

To Study?For Work?For Marriage?As a Refugee?As an Asylum seeker?

Are you getting married and starting a family or are you already married and have a family? On these pages you can find a lot of useful information about Finnish family life.

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Have you arrived to Ostrobothnia..

To Study?For Work?For Marriage?As a Refugee?As an Asylum seeker?

A refugee is an individual who has been persecuted in their home country because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political beliefs and has therefore had to seek protection in another country.

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Have you arrived to Ostrobothnia..

To Study?For Work?For Marriage?As a Refugee?As an Asylum seeker?

An asylum seeker is a person who seeks protection and the right to reside outside their own country by submitting an application for asylum to a specific country. Applicants who are granted asylum receive refugee status in their new country of residence.

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About the municipalities

There are 8 municipalities involved in Welcome Office: 

Vaasa, KorsholmVöråNärpesMalaxKorsnäsKaskinenKristinestad


Service points

Vaasa area

Vaasa

The Public Information Centre
Kirjastonkatu 13
65100 Vaasa
Tel: 06 325 1551
E-mail: welcome.office@vaasa.fi

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.15, Tuesdays 15.00 - 17.00

Information is provided in Finnish, Swedish or English        

Vöyri

Folkhälsan Norrvalla
Vöråvägen 305
66600 Vörå
Tel: 06 325 1551
E-mail: welcome.office@vaasa.fi

Opening hours: Tuesdays 10.00 - 14.00

Call and ask for more information!

Korsholm

Culture house in Korsholm
Skolvägen 1
65610 Korsholm
Tel: 06 327 7267
E-mail: leena.havu-erhie@mustasaari.fi

Opening hours: Fridays at 9.00 - 16.00

We provide information in Finnish, Swedish, English, French, Portuguese, Swahili and Lingala

Free of charge – no appointment needed! 

Welcome Office, the K5 area

Malax

The Citizens Office at the Town Hall
Malmgatan 5
66100 Malax
Tel: 040 566 1572
E-mail: welcome.office@narpes.fi

Opening hours: Monday 9.00 - 16.15

Närpes

The City Hall
Kyrkogatan 2
64200 Närpes
Tel: 040 566 1572
E-mail: welcome.office@narpes.fi

Opening hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 9.00 - 16.15

Kirstinestad

The Citizens Office
Sjogatan 47
64100 Kristinestad
Tel: 040 566 1572
E-mail: welcome.office@narpes.fi

Opening hours: Thursday 9.00 - 16.15

Korsnäs

The Citizens Office at the Town Hall
Strandvägen 4323
66200 Korsnäs
Tel: 040 566 1572

E-mail: welcome.office@narpes.fi

Opening hours: Friday 9.00 - 16.15

Information is provided in Swedish and English.

Free of charge – no appointment needed!