International House Helsinki

International House Helsinki (IHH) provides a wide range of information and public authority services to meet the needs of international newcomers in the Helsinki metropolitan area. IHH also offers free advisory and counselling services to employers on issues related to international workforce and recruitment.

The service counsellors give advice on issues such as residence permits, studying Finnish/Swedish and health care services. They can also provide assistance with how to correctly fill out the forms or understand the decisions and procedures of different public authorities. 

International House Helsinki is a service point operated jointly by the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, Finnish Immigration Service, Local Register Office of Uusimaa, Finnish Tax Administration, Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), Uusimaa Employment and Economic Development Office, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK).

Service is available in the following languages: Finnish, English, Arabic, Somali, Dari, Farsi, French and Berber.


International House Helsinki 
Lintulahdenkuja 2
00530 Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)9 310 111 11

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International House Helsinki