Corona situation effects Kela’s benefits, services and the processing of applications More information
Book an appointment
Due to the corona virus situation, we have increased the amount of phone appointment times and reduced the amount of office appointment times. At the moment you can only book phone appointments online. It is recommended to avoid visits to customer service points.
How to book an appointment
- Book an appointment online. You must have a valid phone number and a Finnish personal identity code.
- You can also book an appointment by phone.
- If you are booking an appointment on behalf of someone, use that person's information. If you will also be acting on that person's behalf during the appointment, make sure that you have a power of attorney.
How to cancel your appointment
- Cancel your appointment online. You can cancel your appointment by using the reference code, which you received when booking the appointment.
- If you don't have a reference code, please contact our customer service by phone.
When it's time for your appointment
- If you schedule a phone appointment, Kela's customer service will call you at the agreed time. Any telephone calls from Kela to you will come from an unknown number.
- Make sure that you have at hand all documents that might help in speeding up your service. You may need for example a pay check or medical certificate.
- If you visit Kela's customer service point, please bring your ID (driving licence or passport) and electronic identification with you.
If you need interpretation
You can visit Kela's customer service point or contact us by phone. Kela's customer service will book an appointment and interpreter for you, if necessary.
If you need the assistance of a sign language interpreter to deal with a customer service situation, please contact the Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled to obtain the necessary authorisation.
If you have a restriction order
If access to your personal data has been restricted (under a turvakielto/sekretessmarkering order), do not book an appointment online. Our customer service will not be able to access your restricted information.