Relocating to Finland - Tips and advice

This article explains the process of relocating to Finland - what you have to consider and prepare. Read this article to get ready for your journey to Finland!

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This article explains the process of relocating to Finland - what you have to consider and prepare. Read this article to get ready for your journey to Finland!

Are you thinking about getting a job and relocating to Finland? Great! There are a lot of job opportunities, and we at Barona can help you settle in and build your life and career here. Our employee relocation services will get you off to a good start in your new country.

Moving to a different country is a big step in anyone’s life, so being ready is important. Let’s start with everything you need to know about moving to Finland.

Moving to Finland with Barona

We know how hard it is to move to a different country and start a new life there. You must undergo a massive change when you get a new work opportunity. So, when moving to a totally different country for that job, that’s huge.

Don’t worry, though, because we’re here to help! As a part of our international recruitment projects, we help people move, and we will give you the following:

  • A place where you can live.
  • Furnished home.
  • Costs of living with no surprises.

Housing and Accommodation in Finland

When you are relocating to Finland, our relocation consultant will find an apartment in the area where your workplace will be. Depending on the job, living arrangements can vary. Accommodation can be arranged in a shared room, a shared flat with a personal room and shared facilities, or your own studio or flat.  Most of our properties have the possibility to use common saunas and laundry rooms. Some rentals have a yard grill and common rooms where you can spend your free time.

Accommodation can be provided for the starting period of 6-12 months or for the whole length of the project. Usually, the living costs are fixed for the term of the rent and include the rent as well as other amenities – electricity, heating, water usage, etc. The total cost will be deducted from your salary so that there will not be any surprising or additional charges for you. After the starting period, you can decide if you want to continue living in the same apartment, or we can support you with finding your new home.

What your rent includes (that is not usually included in the rent in Finland):

  • Furnishing (for example, bed, sofa, kitchen table, chairs)
  • Kitchen equipment, basic cooking appliances, cookware, tableware
  • Bedding and other textiles
  • Rugs and curtains
  • Electricity and heating
  • Water usage
  • Mandatory home insurance
  • Washing machine (wherever it is possible to install it in the apartment)
  • Rental deposit (security payment)
  • In some cases, we also offer internet connection / Wi-Fi

Services for relocating to Finland

Your relocation to Finland starts soon after signing the job contract and before you get on a plane to get here. As part of our relocation service, we will help you get the paperwork you need to start your new life in Finland before you get here.

Are you a European Union citizen? Your move to Finland might be quick and easy. As a citizen of the EU, you don’t need a work permit or anything else special to work in Finland. Come as you are; we’ll help you get any government paperwork done when you arrive.

Don’t have an EU passport? Don’t worry. Moving to Finland will be similar. Before you can fly to Finland and start working at Barona, you must first get a permit to live here. We’ll help you through the whole process and give you all the documents you need for your residence permit in Finland. Remember that you need to plan the move ahead because it could take several months to get everything ready.

In addition to the tedious paperwork, we’ll do our best to keep you busy. We will give you helpful information about life in Finland. We’ll give you a package of information to teach you everything you need to know to succeed in Finland. You might even learn a few Finnish words before you get here. For some positions, such as those in the healthcare sector, your journey to Finland begins even 6 months before you arrive when you enroll in online Finnish language training.

Useful info and links about moving to Finland

  • Obtaining a Finnish social security number and registering your address in Finland – this is the first step for you as a new resident of Finland and will enable you to sort out the rest of the registrations. Visit The Finnish Digital And Population Data Services Agency’s website to learn more
  • Receiving a tax card from the tax office – it will include your tax rate %, allowing you to receive your salary while paying the correct amount of taxes. If you want to learn more, take a look at the Finnish Tax Administration website
  • Open a bank account – if you intend to stay in Finland for an extended period, and to get a strong online banking identification (it will help you deal with a lot of practical matters online
  • Applying for social and healthcare coverage – while you are covered in Finland from the first day of work, you must still fill out some forms to take advantage of this coverage. To learn more, read Kela’s website
  • Visiting Immigrational office – for registering your right of residence, if you’re coming from the EU or for any other matters, if you are coming from outside of the EU. The Finnish Immigration Service has lot’s of information about all immigration matters on their site. Click here to visit
  • Applying for a Finnish ID card – it will help ease your registration process. You can apply for a identity card from the Finnish Police. Visit their site to read more

Still interested in relocating to Finland? Check out our open jobs in Finland!

Written by

Maria Duca

Maria works as the Team Lead of Global Recruitment at Barona.

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