Planning your stay

Moving to a new city, let alone country, is always a big change. This checklist is your quick reference guide to practicalities that need to be taken care of before and after arrival. Please check the links that are provided here for more detailed information.

Before Arrival

After Arrival

After arrival you will need to take care of several official matters. You will need your employment contract and passport (and residence permit for non EU citizens) when visiting the following authorities:

  • Migri (Finnish Immigration Services)
  • Local Register Office (Maistraatti)
  • Tax office (Verotoimisto)
  • Bank
  • Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland)

After receiving your bank account details and a tax card, please take them to your faculty’s HR assistant in order to organize your salary payments.

NOTE: The employer is obliged to ensure the validity of the residence permit when paying salaries to non-Finnish staff members. Please bring your passport and residence permit card to your faculty´s HR assistant. You should also notify HR after each time your permit is extended.