Information for migrants to Raseborg and Hanko

 

As newly-arrived migrant to Raseborg or Hanko, the first place for you to contact is the Västra Nylands Migrant Service. We are responsible for making sure you know how to find somewhere to live, understand how the health and social care systems work, and so on.

Västra Nylands Migrant Service

Appointments: 019 289 2295

Opening hours in Ekenäs: Mondays 2-4 pm.

in Karis (Torggatan 8): Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1 -4 p.m.

in Hanko (Esplanadi 77). Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m.

Visiting address: Raseborgsvägen 37 R house  10650 Ekenäs

Postal address: PB18, 10611 Raseborg

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www.raseborg.fi/migrant

Click on the headlines below to go dierctly to the info you are interested in , otherwise just scroll down the page.

1. Registration

2. Employment

3. Housing

4. Health care

5. Education

6. Schools and kindergartens for children

7. Religion

8. Libraries

9. Flea markets and handicraft centres

10. Free time

11. General information about Finnish society

1.      Registration

If you have just moved to Raseborg you should register with the police and the local magistrate as soon as possible.

Raseborg Magistrate

Formansallén 4

PB 49, 10601 Ekenäs

071 873 1430

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www.maistraatti.fi

 

If you have questions about your residency please contact the police.

Raseborg police stations

Ekenäs police station

Formansallén 4

PB 49, 10601 Ekenäs

071 873 0281

You have to book a time in advance at:

www.poliisi.fi

2.      Employment

If you are looking for work you can contact the employment office.

Raseborg employment office

Ystadsgatan 3

10600 Ekenäs

0295 0 40 000

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Social insurance offices

If you do not have work you can apply for aid from the social security agency FPA (KELA), which provides assistance for housing and child support amongst other things.

Ekenäs FPA

Drottningsgatan 7

PB 38, 10601 Ekenäs

020 692 227

Karis FPA

Centralgatan 88

PB 44, 10301 Karis

020 692 227

www.kela.fi

 

Hanko KELA

Kulmakatu 12

10901 Hanko

020 692 227

 

If you do not have any income or work you can also apply for support from the local social agency.

Ekenäs social office

Raseborgsvägen 37 A house

PB 18, 10611 Raseborg

Appointments: 019 289 2240

Raseborg main switchboard: 019 289 2000

Karis social office

Nils Grabbegatan 5

PB 18, 10611 Raseborg

Appointments: 019 289 2212

www.raseborg.fi/service/halso-och-sjukvard/social-service

Hanko social office

Bulevardi 6

10900 Hanko

Appointments:019 220 3490

Hanko main switchboard:019 22031

 

Taxes

In Finland you must pay income tax. If you have questions about taxes please contact the tax office.

Stationsvägen 4

PB 51, 10601 Ekenäs

09 7311 20

www.vero.fi

3.      Housing

If you are looking for somewhere to live, you can contact the municipal property management department.

Raseborg property management department

Ystadsgatan 3, Ekenäs

PB 58, 10611 Raseborg

019 289 2811

www.raseborg.fi/service/intern-service/fastighetsskötsel/hyresbostader

 

In Raseborg the majority of property is owned privately. Therefore, it’s also a good idea to contact private property firms such as Godome, KAS, Raseborgs Disponent och Bokföringscentral, and LUISP. Local newspapers also carry advertisements for accommodation.

4.      Health care

In Finland we have a public health care system. If you get ill, contact your local health centre in Ekenäs, Karis or Pojo. You can choose which local health centre you would like to use, but when you have made your choice you remain their patient for one year.

Ekenäs health centre

Östra strandgatan 9

10600 Ekenäs

019 289 3000

Karis health centre

Bulevarden 21

10300 Karis

019 289 3400

Pojo health centre

Orkdalsvägen 4

10420 Skuru

019 289 3120

www.raseborg.fi/service/halso-och-sjukvard/halsovardcentraler

Hanko health centre

Esplanadi 85

10900 Hanko

019 22031

 

Health centres close at 4 p.m. After this time and at weekends you can contact Västra Nylands Hospital.

Raseborg Hospital

Östra Strandgatan 9

PB 1020, 10601 Ekenäs

019 2241

www.hus.fi

 

You can get prescription and over-the-counter medicines from chemists in Ekenäs, Karis or Pojo.

Nya Apotek Ekenäs

Stationsvägen 6

10600 Ekenäs

019 241 2426

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Ekenäs första apotek

Rådhustorget 4

10600 Ekenäs

019 241 1441

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Karis apotek

Köpmansgatan 9

10300 Karis

019 230 018

Pojo apotek

Pojovägen 6

10420 Raseborg

019 245 3440

Apotek Hangö

Nycanderinkatu 18

10900 Hanko

019 248 2312

www.hangonapteekki.fi

www.raseborg.fi/service/halso-och-sjukvard/jour

In case of emergency call  112

5.      Education

Language tuition is organised in many schools in Raseborg. Information about education, especially for languages or vocational courses, can be obtained from the employment office. The local adult education centres (Medborgarinstitut, or MBI) also organise courses.

Medborgarinstitute

Switchboard: 019 289 2765

Ekenäs: Höijersvägen 3, 10600 Ekenäs

Karis:Torggatan 8, 10300 Karis

Pojo: Gamla Åbovägen 75, 10420 Skuru

Hanko:Koulukatu 9-11 , 10900 Hanko , 040 137 3936

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http://www.raseborg.fi/mbi/

 

Axxell

Nils Grabbegatan 5

10300 Karis

0290 0170

Västra Nylands folkhögskola

Pumpviken 3

10300 Karis

019 222 600

Lärkkulla

Lärkkullavägen 22

10300 Karis

019 275 7200

Yrkeshögskolan Novia

Raseborgsvägen 9

10600 Ekenäs

019 224 8000

6.      Schools and kindergartens for children

All children between the ages of 9 months and 7 years have the right to communal day care.

Ystadsgatan 3, floor 3

10611 Ekenäs

019 289 2150

www.raseborg.fi/service/dagvard

 

In Finland education is compulsory between the ages of 7 and 16. Parents and guardians should apply for school places to the municipal education department.

Raseborg Education Department

Ystadsgatan 3, 10600 Ekenäs

Department secretary Arja Holm 019 289 2146

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www.raseborg.fi/service/skola-och-utbildning

Hanko school department

Halmstadinkatu 7 B , 10900 Hanko

Secretary:019 220 3604

7.      Religion

The main religion in Finland is the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. About 73 per cent of Finns belong to the church.

Evangelical-Lutheran congregations

Ekenäs

Larssonsvägen 1

PB 68, 10601 Ekenäs

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www.ekenasforsamling.fi

Karis

Centralgatan 23, 10300 Karis

019 279 3000

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www.karjaanseurukunta.fi

Pojo

Orkdalsvägen 6, 10420 Skuru

019 223 9930

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www.pojoevl.fi

Hanko

Bulevardi 17 , 10900 Hanko

019 263 0620

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Orthodox church

The second official religious group in Finland is the Orthodox church. The nearest churches are in Hanko and Lohja.

Hanko

Täktomvägen 5, 10900 Hanko

040 168 1499

Lohja

Garvargatan 4, 08100 Lohja

0207 220 658

www.ort.fi/fi

 

Catholic church

Mäntytie 2, 00270 Helsinki

09 2411 633

www.katolinen.net

 

Judaism

Helsinki Jewish congregation

Malminkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki

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Raseborg Free Church

Sigrid Aronius gatan 2, Ekenäs

0400 969 784

Hanko Methodist Church

Ratakatu 29 , 10900 hanko

019 248 1342

 

Hanko Assembly of God

Paasitie 1 , 10960 Hanko

044 076 7890

www.hanko-helluntai.seurakunta.net

 

 

Islam

Karis mosque

Lärkkukllavägen 20, 10300 Karis

040 442 3778

8.      Libraries

You can borrow books, newspapers, magazines, music and movies from the library.

Ekenäs

Raseborgsvägen 8

019 289 2950

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Karis

Centralgatan 90-92

019 289 2970

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Pojo

Centrumpromenaden 4, 10420 Skuru

019 289 2980

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www.raseborg.fi/service/bibliotek

Hanko

Vuorikatu 3 - 5 , 10900 Hanko

019 220 3380

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           Lappohja library : 040 189 3151

9.      Flea markets and handicraft centres

There are many flea markets, recycling centres and activity centres in Raseborg where you can buy cheap second-hand clothes, furniture and more.

Ekenäs

Ekenäs Köp & Sälj

Rådhustorget, Ekenäs

0400 468 288 / 0400 474 817

Ekenäs Second-hand shop

Drottninggatan 2, Ekenäs

041 464 8144

Emmaus

Haugesundsvägen 18, Ekenäs

019 241 2447

www.emmaus-westervik.com

Horsbäck flea market and buy-and-sell

Mekanikervägen 4, Horsbäck

050 928 5499

Kassler flea market/jumble sale

Pehr Sommars gata, Ekenäs

Missionsboden

Järnvägsgatan 15, Ekenäs

Karis

Kaippari flea market

Nils Grabbagatan 4

050 516 0595

Karis Activity Centre

Landsbrovägen 30

019 233 656 / 040 593 5465

www.monitoimikeskus.fi

Karisma Inredningshus

Köpmansgatan 5

040 416 9450

www.karism-in.fi

Missionstorget

Kanaltorget

019 230 874 / 0500 997 101

Finnish Red Cross flea market

April-September, first Saturday of the month at Puimala

Billnäs

Flea market

Bruksvägen 8

0400 665 471

www.kk-apu.fi

 

Hanko

Flea market Lähimmäinen

Esplanadi 62 , 10900 Hanko

019 248 7294  /  044 508 7307

 

 

10.  Free time

There are many pastimes, sports and hobbies to enjoy in Raseborg. Among the most popular sports are handball, football and golf. The sports institute in Fiskars offers various activities, and there is a swimming pool in Ekenäs. It is also possible to participate in various cultural events.

Raseborg music institute

Raseborgsvägen 6-8, 10600 Ekenäs

019 289 2750

Ekenäs swimming pool

Flemingsgatan 19, 10600 Ekenäs

019 289 2190

Sports institute

Kullaanniemi 220, 10420 Skuru

019 223 0300

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www.kisakeskus.fi

Ekenäs Idrottsförening

Football, floorball, handball and frisbee golf

www.eif.fi

Ekenäs Cricket Club

0440 554 445

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www.ekenas.cc

 

More information about free time activities and sports clubs can be found on the Raseborg website www.raseborg.fi

 

11.  General information about Finnish society

The best place to find information about Finland is www.infopankki.fi, where you can find a lot of material in fourteen languages including Somali, Arabic and Russian.

In case of emergency call  112

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