These links are ones that I found useful in the planning process:

For General Paperwork

The Consulate General of Finland, New York 

The Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles

Finnish Immigration Service

Information about Living in Finland

Infopankki is a repository of all kinds of information about living in Finland

Finland Forum is and online forum in English with discussions related to all aspects of moving to, and living in Finland. provides a search for Finnish courses in the Helsinki, Tampere and Turku regions of Finland. While in my experience it is not comprehensive, it is a good place to start.

Kela is the Finnish Social Security System for all sorts of student assistance, living assistance, medical benefits, etc. The link is to the English version of their website provides a search for properties for sale throughout Finland. provides a search for rental properties throughout Finland

Oikotie provides search for residential properties, jobs, cars, office space, and other stuff for sale.

Finland News

Yle in English