Ukraine – official releases
The City of Hämeenlinna informs:
If I organize transport of Ukrainians to Finland, what should I do?
Application form (available in Finnish or Swedish)
Applying for asylum and temporary protection
Ukrainians can apply for asylum or temporary protection in Finland. In each case, an application should be submitted to either the border authority or the police. Temporary protection is intended for persons fleeing the war in Ukraine and can be offered quickly by relevant authorities.
Services for asylum seekers
Accommodation of Ukrainians in Hämeenlinna
The city is prepared to provide emergency accommodation for those staying in the municipality who have no other accommodation in Hämeenlinna. Emergency accommodation is available to everyone, no matter if the person is an official asylum seeker or not. For help with emergency accommodation, contact the following numbers:
- During the office hours from 8 am to 4 pm, tel. 050 525 7513
- At other times, through the social and crisis service, tel. 03 621 7100
If you have questions concerning emergency accommodation, you can also contact by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation of asylum seekers or people with temporary protection
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) and the Finnish Red Cross Hämeenlinna Reception Center are responsible for accommodating asylum seekers and people granted temporary protection.
If a person applies for asylum in Finland, registration as an asylum seeker takes place through the police authority.
Some people coming from Ukraine may stay with their relatives and friends without the help of any official authority. Travelers with a passport have the right to stay in Finland for 3 months without a visa.
Social and health care services in urgent situations
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) is responsible for services for asylum seekers and people granted temporary protection.
For other people living in Hämeenlinna, the health services in urgent situations are organized by the Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, and the social services by social service counseling (during office hours) or by emergency social services (outside the office hours).
Ukraine Center in Hämeenlinna
More information and contact number:
Janne Rouhiainen, puh. 050 050 2201, email@example.com
How can I help Ukraine?
For example, the Finnish Red Cross, the Finn Church Aid, and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as well as Doctors Without Borders, are well-known, reliable organizations through which the country at war can be supported. Primarily, the organizations gather financial support that can be precisely channeled to those in need.
The Finnish Red Cross has opened an info point that coordinates the support for Ukraine. You can contact the Red Cross through the application form that you can find on the website: Inform about your readiness to help in the crisis in Ukraine – Punainen Risti. You can inform the Finnish Red Cross if:
- you want to give accommodation to a Ukrainian family in your apartment
- you want to give accommodation to Ukrainian refugees other than your apartment
- you want to make a donation and need help with it
- you are looking for the best way to help