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Consulate of Finland – FAQ

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1. Can I listen to Finnish news in my own language?

YLE Mondo offers a foreign language broadcasts throughout Finland – a 24-hour world radio channel as part of YLE Digital TV services. In addition, the channel can be heard in Helsinki at FM 97.5 MHz (or 107.3 MHz at cable network). Transmissions are held in: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian and Danish. For more information go to:

· http://www.yle.fi/mondo/index.php?id=1342

· http://svenska.yle.fi/nyheter/

· http://yle.fi/novosti/

2. How can I find a Finnish zip code?

You can find it on the Finnish postal service website,

Posti: http://www.posti.fi/english/

(search for zip code: http://map.genimap.com/ItellaKirje/index.php?lang=eng

 or http://www.posti.fi/postipalvelee/postinumerohaku/ )

3. How can I find the phone number and/or address to a person or a company in Finland?

Visit:

· http://en.fonecta.fi/  

· http://beta.eniro.fi/  

· http://keltaisetsivut.eniro.fi/  

4. How can I find information on companies in Finland?

Specific information is available at Finnish Business Search (Suomen Yrityshaku): http://www.suomenyrityshaku.fi/  or http://www.suomenyritykset.eu/  

5. How can I do business with Finland?

About entrepreneurship in Finland (starting, running and financing a business) see: http://www.expat-finland.com/entrepreneurship/index.html  

You might find it interesting to learn about the cultural habits of Finnish business: http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/Business-in-Finland.html  

6. How can I find a job in Finland?

The easiest ways of finding a job in Finland is looking at Employment and Economic Development Office website: http://www.mol.fi/mol/en/index.jsp  

The other interesting websites can be:

http://www.barona.fi/openjobs/?jobs_lang=en  

http://www.staffpoint.fi/sivu110-jobseekers.aspx  

http://www.monster.fi/  

http://tyopaikat.oikotie.fi/  

http://www.hryhtiot.fi/tyopaikat/avoimet/  

7. How do I find accommodation in Finland?

In Finland there are few ways to get accommodation. Read more at: http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?node=4073&lan=en  

Useful websites:

· http://www.nettiasunto.com/pikalinkit/vuokra-asunnot?sitelang=1  

· http://www.vvo.fi/en/default.aspx  

· http://www.huoneistokeskus.fi/aspx/Site/CMS.aspx?lang=EN  

· http://asunnot.oikotie.fi/vuokrapalvelu  

· http://www.jokakoti.fi/jk/#/Etusivu  

· http://www.asunnonvuokraus.com/  

8. How do I apply for a scholarship in Finland?

Needed facts you find at: http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships  

To get more information about education in Finland go to: http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/?lang=en  

9. Where can I buy books about Finland?

You can find books about Finland in several languages. The easiest way is to buy them via internet: http://www.suomalainenkirjakauppa.fi/inenglish/  

10. I want to study Finnish for beginners. Where should I start?

To get more information about studying Finnish visit: http://www.studyinfinland.fi/study_options/studying_finnish  

There is also a possibility to learn in courses while summer. See more at: http://www.kesayliopistohki.fi/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=35  and http://www.helsinki.fi/kksc/language.services/english/suomi.html  

Before starting a course at university or school good option could be Finnish Courses and Exercises on-line: http://www.infopankki.fi/en-GB/Finnish_on_the_Internet/  

11. I want to have a good time with my friends. Are there any festivals during my stay in Finland?

There are many activities going on throughout Finland whole year. Find out on: http://www.festarit.fi/  

12. I am planning a visit to Finland. Where can I find tourist information?

VisitFinland, the official Finnish website for travel and tourism information, is reliable resource for information about traveling to Finland. See: http://www.visitfinland.com/en_GB/web/guest/finland-guide/home  

13. Where can I find any good sources with general country info?

Statistic Finland (Tilastokeskus) website might be interesting way to learn more about this country in figures. Visit: http://www.stat.fi/tup/suoluk/index_en.html  

For getting more general information see: http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/index.html  

14. Where can I find more information about Finnish law and regulations?

The best source to find out is FINLEX: http://www.finlex.fi/en/  
 

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