Service in other languages

Kela's website is in Finnish, Swedish and English. Selected information is available in Sámi languages (Northern Sámi, Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi), easy Finnish, easy Swedish, Finnish Sign Language and Swedish Sign Language.

Kela produces benefit guides and leaflets covering the entire range of social security benefits available from Kela. Some brochures are available in Finnish and Swedish only, but some are translated into English. Selected information is available in other languages, such as Russian, Estonian, Sorani (Kurdish), Arabic, Farsi (Persian) and Somali.

How does the coronavirus situation affect Kela's benefits and services?

Coronavirus situation affects Kela’s benefits, services and the processing of applications. 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.

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

Phone service

If you don’t speak enough Finnish, Swedish or English to explain your situation on the phone, please tell us. We will get an interpreter as needed and call you back.

Information about social security benefits in multiple languages

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.

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