The settling services are aimed at everyone planning to move to Rauma or already living here, regardless of the reason for arrival. You can get acquainted with the topic through our website or book an appointment for a free meeting where an employee of International House Rauma (Int. House Rauma) will guide you personally.  

Int. House Rauma offers support for settling, starting from the beginning. We provide you with information on living, working, studying and leisure opportunities in Rauma. We will guide and advice on what you should consider before and immediately after the move. 

There are a lot of things you should know in advance when planning your move. This checklist contains the most important ones. Here you can get a peek at what Rauma has to offer you, then at the latest you will be convinced that your home is hereFeels like home.  

Residence permit matters

Are you just considering moving to Finland? Did you know that you can come here to work, study, live with family member or start a business. You can find a lot of information about matters in the links below. You can also always contact International House Rauma and receive guidance and advice on how to manage your residence permit matters. However, please remember that we do not make residence permit decisions. 


DVV (Digital and Population Data Services Agency)

To register your personal data in the Finnish Population Information System (DVV), you must visit the agency in person.

Contact details

Visiting address:

Aittakarinkatu 21
26100 RAUMA

Service hours:
Open Fri 9:00–12:00
More service hours available with an appointment. We recommend that you book an appointment.
Note: service location is closed on 1.-31.7.2023

Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland)

Kela, has a key role in implementing the Finnish social security system. Social security narrows income disparities among families and individuals and guarantees everyone an adequate standard of living.

Visiting address:

Nortamonkatu 24
26100 Rauma

Service hours:
Monday-Tuesday 12.00–15.30
Thursday 12.00–15.30

Studying the Finnish language

Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. The vast majority of the population speak Finnish as their mother tongue, and the use of Swedish is concentrated in large cities and on the coast.

We strongly recommend that you learn Finnish or Swedish, even if you do not intend to stay in Finland for the rest of your life. Finns can speak English fairly well, but many workplaces still use Finnish as a working language. Once you learn the language, it will be easier for you to deal with the authorities, run your affairs, get a job and settle in Finland.

Finnish language training for adults is organised, for example, by adult education centres and TE -services.