Other languages

Kela's website is in Finnish, SwedishSámi languages (Northern Sámi, Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi), easy Finnish and English.

Selected information is also available in Finnish Sign Language, Swedish Sign Language, Sami, Russian, Estonian, Kurdish (Sorani), Arabic, Farsi and Somali.

Corona situation effects Kela’s benefits, services and the processing of applications

Due to the corona virus, we recommend that customers contact us online or by phone rather than visit Kela's office.

Read about the effects of the situation on Kela's benefits, services and the processing of applications on the page Update on the corona situation. The page will be updated as the situation evolves.

Telephone service in Arabic, Somali and Russian

Due to the exceptional situation, the telephone service in Arabic, Somali and Russian has been temporarily opened again.

This nationwide service is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00-12:00.

The phone numbers are the following:

  • Arabic 020 6344 902
  • Somali 020 6344 905
  • Russian 020 6344 901.

Information about Kela and social security benefits at InfoFinland.fi

Information about Kela and the benefits provided by Kela is also available at InfoFinland, a web portal designed for immigrants in Finland.

InfoFinland offers information in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Estonian, French, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Persian and Arabic.

The language versions are identical. You can move from a specific place in the text directly to the corresponding passage in another language.

Finnish social security at InfoFinland.fi

The page at InfoFinland contains information about the residence-based social security provided by Kela. The information is available in 12 languages.