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Customers in Haaga can apply for social assistance electronically Print E-mail

Residents of Helsinki living in the postcode areas 00260 – 00441 will be able to apply for social assistance electronically from 8 April 2014 onwards. Applications can be submitted through the City of Helsinki eServices at asiointi.hel.fi > Social and family services > Social assistance application.

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New education paths for young immigrants proposed for Helsinki Print E-mail

Young people of immigrant descent living in Helsinki form a heterogenous group: young people move to Finland at different ages, from different backgrounds and with different kinds of skills. One education path does not fit all, there is a need for education models for young people that correspond with their different needs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:38
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Summer programs of Sports Department Print E-mail

Sports Department of Helsinki City offers many different courses for different ages in the coming summer season. You can register to the courses by online service on Tuesday, 15th April 2014 at 16.00 pm or by phone call (09) 310 2885 8.

Information on summer courses, schedules, prices and registration can be found at www.hel.fi/ohjattuliikunta

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:33
 
Infochat – livechat information services Print E-mail

Infochat is an information service for anyone planning to move from outside Finland to Helsinki, immigrants already living here and everybody interested in the city.

The Infochat service gives you information about the services of the City of Helsinki, services in Finland in general, and the various alternatives to immigrate to Finland. The Infochat service hours are 13–15 (1–3 p.m.) local time from Tuesday to Thursday except on Finnish holidays. In Helsinki you are served by the Virka Info.

Click is an EU project operated by the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

More information about Infochat: www.hel.fi/infochat

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 14:27
 
Apply for a summer job at the City of Helsinki Print E-mail

The City of Helsinki provides 16-17-year-olds with special support in finding summer jobs. In summer 2014, the city will hire about 1,000 young people for various duties. The positions involve assisting work, such as socialising with the elderly, playing with children, cleaning and office duties.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:12
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Registration of EU citizens in Pasila Helsinki Police Office Print E-mail

 

Because of unloading queue EU citizens can visit Police Office in Pasila and register there. There will be a separate own waiting queue for the EU citizens.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:13
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Backlogs in the police electronic appointment system Print E-mail

There are currently backlogs in the appointment booking system used by Finnish authorities. Therefore, people applying for a residence permit or Finnish citizenship may not be able to book an appointment at a police service point to verify their identity or submit their application.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:14
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More effective ticket inspections reduced fare dodging Print E-mail

 

In 2013, about 2.7 per cent of public transport passengers were caught fare dodging while in 2012 the figure was about 3.2 per cent. The highest numbers of fare dodgers were found on commuter trains, trams and the Metro. Helsinki Region Transport HSL is responsible for ticket inspections on the HSL area public transport services and on long-distance trains across the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:39
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Sharing data for better services in Helsinki Print E-mail

Eurocities recently published a case study on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s open data platform, Helsinki Region Infoshare.
Sharing data with citizens can lead to better public services, greater transparency and closer links between a local government and its citizens.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:38
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City Museum´s events in February Print E-mail

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:37
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Free Finnish and Swedish language courses for stay-at-home parents Print E-mail

Helsinki City provides Finnish and Swedish language courses with child care services for parents who are taking care their children at home.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 14:29
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Time to go skiing! Print E-mail

Kivikko ski hall opens 21 September 2013. About 800 m of tracks. Read more

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:38
 
Virka Info speaks also Estonian - Virka Info teenindab nüüd ka eesti keeles Print E-mail

From the beginning of August 2013 Virka Info speaks and provides its services also in Estonian. 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:24
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Virka Info speaks also Persia and Dari Print E-mail

Virka Info speaks also Persia and DariSince the beginning of May 2013 Virka Info provides its services also in Dari and Persia. 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:27
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Arrival of an EU citizen to Helsinki Print E-mail

Are you an EU citizen who has moved from abroad to City of Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa? Are you planning to stay in Finland more than three months?From the enclosed brochure you will find information of different authorities you have to visit. The brochure gives you advice on what types of documents you need to take with you when you deal with the authorities.

The information is verified by the authorities. Here is the guide for you - Arrival of an EU citizen to Helsinki (pdf)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 10:46
 
Virka Info speaks now also Chinese! Print E-mail

 

Happy new year! In year 2012 Virka Info also speaks Chinese.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 10:15
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Fingerprints is needed for applying residence permits Print E-mail

From 1 January 2012, Finland has started use biometric residence permit cards.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:05
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Blue Card’ residence permit for highly qualified third country nationals can be applied now! Print E-mail

Finland adopts the EU ‘Blue Card’ residence permit from 1 January 2012, which intended for highly qualified third country nationals.

More information please visit Finnish Immigration Service web page.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:04
 


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