The Finnish Immigration Service will set up new reception centers 10 June
The Finnish Immigration Service is preparing to set up new reception centers due to the increased need to accommodate people fleeing Ukraine.
In addition to reception centres, the Finnish Immigration Service may set up service points for private accommodation, through which applicants for asylum or temporary protection who have themselves arranged a can access reception services, such as health care and social services and reception allowance.
Most Ukrainians fleeing to Finland stay in private accommodation.
Some of the new visitor centers are branches of existing visitor centers. The Finnish Immigration Service continues to increase the number of accommodation places in existing reception centres.
The Finnish Immigration Service is responsible for the coordination, planning and supervision of the reception system. The Finnish Immigration Service has reception centers in Helsinki, Lappeenranta (Joutseno) and Oulu. Other reception centers are run by non-governmental organisations, municipalities and companies.
New reception centers from June 10, 2022
- Imatra reception centre, Finnish Red Cross, 250 places. Opening by June 1, 2022.
- Kyyhkylä Visitor Centre, Mikkeli, Wellbeing365 Oy, 200 places. Open until June 13, 2022.
- Loviisa reception centre, Hemcare Oy, 270 places. Opening by July 14, 2022.
Source: Finnish Immigration Service