You may send the form already from abroad if the details are settled. Please fill in the application form for the kela-card as well along the notification/ moving to Finland.
For the various benefits there are specific application forms which need to be filled in accordingly. After receiving applications with possible requested attachments the handling process will approximately take around 4 – 5 weeks. Please see our web site for more information over moving to Finland and benefits (families, unemployment, students, housing benefits etc.) with their regulations and application forms:
Habitation matters are on persons own responsibility.
Please be in contact with the authority in the country of origin before departing for information over local benefits and departure formalities.
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