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Finnish Immigration Service
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri), subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior, is the agency that processes and decides on matters related to immigration, residence, refugee issues, and Finnish nationality. The web pages of Migri with information also in English can be found at Migri.fi.
Find all the information you need related to Finland in various languages and apply for citizenship at Enterfinland.fi.
The Finnish Refugee Advice Centre
The Finnish Refugee Advice Centre is a non-governmental organisation providing legal aid and advice to asylum seekers, refugees and other foreigners in Finland. The Refugee Advice Centre has three offices in Finland, the closest to Kainuu located in Oulu.
Learn more in English at Pakolaisneuvonta.fi.
Kajaani Immigration Services
The Kajaani Immigration service functions are based on the open-ended contract between the City of Kajaani and the Kainuu ELY Centre for receiving fifty refugees each year. The reception centre provides services for people that are living in the city area and have received a refugee status. After three years, the customership will end and the clients will be served within the normal city services.
Kajaani Reception Centre
There is a Reception Centre in Kajaani, functioning on the basis of the contract between Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) and the City of Kajaani. Clients are transferred to Kajaani reception centre to wait for the asylum decision, after an interview at some transit centre elsewhere in Finland. The staff of Kajaani Reception Centre doesn’t have any kind of effect on the asylum process. The decision will be made by Finnish Immigration Service.
Local and National Associations related
The Monika Multicultural Activity Centre in Kajaani (in Finnish)
Red Cross Kajaani (in Finnish)
Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Kainuu (in Finnish)
Rasmus Network against Racism and Xenophobia (national site in English)