Kela offices provide assistance to Finns staying or working abroad for less than a year. Persons moving to Finland can contact a Kela office for information about social security in Finland.
If you will be staying abroad for more than a year as a posted worker, student, researcher, civil servant or as a pension recipient or applicant, or if you are a worker hired locally, you should contact Kela's Office for International Affairs. The Office for International Affairs also provides assistance to the family members of the above groups and to pensioners already living outside Finland.
In To Finland is the service point of Kela and Finnish Tax Administration for those coming to work in Finland. It gives advice and instructions to those moving to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area about the matters that first arise on coming to Finland. More information: www.intofinland.fi.