Initial assessment: help for new immigrants to Finlandassess

Initial assessment will help you find suitable services and cope with your new life situation in your new country.

The City or Uusimaa TE Office (Employment and Economic Development Office) will arrange an initial assessment for a new Vantaa immigrant, if

  • your place of domicile is Vantaa
  • you have moved to Vantaa from abroad or from elsewhere in Finland and
  • you have not had an initial assessment before an
  • you have lived in Finland for at least three years.

Initial assessment will give you information on studying Finnish or Swedish, finding employment, training and services in Vantaa. When required, interpreters are used in initial assessments. Initial assessment is free of charge.

Requesting initial assessment

If you are a new Vantaa immigrant, unemployed, and looking for a job, register with TE Office. TE Office will make the initial assessment. Further information about TE Office services for immigrants is available in several languages.

If you or your family receive social assistance from Kela and you are not a member of a TE Office, you can ask about an initial assessment at Immigrant Services.

Send a request for initial assessment to or fill in a contact request at Immigrant Services’ customer service, address Vernissakatu 8 C. You can also call Immigrant Services’ social advisor, tel. 040 847 3203. After your contact, we will chart what kind of counseling we can offer you.