Integration Services

Immigrant guidance and counselling at MOONA Service Point

MOONA’s guidance and counselling is free of charge. The service is available without a reservation. At MOONA, you can receive information f.ex. on the following issues: residence permits, citizenship, social and health care, municipal services, education, working life, housing, leisure time, guidance on filling in forms, guidance on digitization.

MOONA’s employees do not make decisions, but direct you to the right service. We offer guidance and counselling in different languages: Finnish, English, Russian, French, Persian and Hungarian.

MOONA Service Point webpage (In Finnish)

Finnish language skills

Approximately 87% of Finns speak Finnish as their native language. Approximately 5% of Finns speak Swedish. When you speak the language, you will become acclimatised more easily and will be more at home in Finland. It will be easier to attend to your affairs with authorities, keep abreast of the news, get to know people and make friends.

If you want to apply for Finnish citizenship, you must have at least a satisfactory command of Finnish, Swedish or Finnish/Finland-Swedish Sign Language. When you apply for citizenship, you need to attach a certificate of your language proficiency. For more information on language skill requirements, see the InfoFinland page Official certificate of language proficiency.

At most jobs, you need to know Finnish. If you want to study in Finland, you will probably need Finnish language skills.

Kymenlaakso Folk High School - Finnish courses
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