It contains necessities & advice to you guys,
our new companies and especially
the people of our new companies.
In addition to advising with
Finnish corporate principles, it
helps you start from scratch both
in family and private life here in
TAKE THE FIRST STEPS WITH THESE
THE SUREST WAY TO GET INTO FINLAND IS
TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PERMITS AND DOCUMENTS FOR ENTERING THE COUNTRY ARE ALL IN ORDER.
A foreigner entering Finland requires a passport or other travel document approved by Finland and the citizens of certain countries require a visa for Finland.
Check what you have to get sorted out to enter Finland.
Well, citizens of the EU, the ETA countries and
Switzerland can work in Finland without a residence
permit for an employed person. The rest of
the nationalities usually need a residence permit
based on employment or a residence permit for
a self-employed person, granted by the state of
Well that is the million dollar question! There are so many beautiful and peaceful neighbourhoods to choose from that it might get hard to make a decision. We hope these links on housing in Kouvola help you pick your future homestead:
Get in touch with the real estate brokers in Kouvola. Some of the websites are not in English, but don’t hesitate contacting the relevant personnel in English; most Finns are very efficient in English.
The basic right to education and culture is recorded in the Constitution of Finland. Public authorities must secure equal opportunities for every resident in Finland to get education. Legislation provides for compulsory education and the right to free pre-primary and basic education.
– 120 HECTARES OF HORTICULTURAL PLANTS
There’s nearly 100 conifer species, more than 200 broad-leaved tree species and numerous shrubs, vines, bulbs and perennials in the arboretum. Make sure to visit when the flowers are blooming and in the autumn when the trees turn their leaves various shades of red.
IN FINLAND YOU HAVE A LICENSE TO ROAM IN THE NATURE!
But with that license comes great responsibility: you have to respect the nature with your actions.
Read about Everyman’s right in Finland here.
The most common joke about us Finns is our talkative side or to be precise the lack of it. Yes, it’s true most of us value privacy, but it’s totally understandable; we don’t get to meet a lot of people, cause there’s only five million of us.
We are in the Eurozone, so bear in mind you can’t pay with squirrel tails here. Some may say that Finland is expensive, but according to some studies, Helsinki for example is the least expensive of the Scandinavian capitals. We do have a heavyish taxation system here, because we have a high level of social security, so some items might feel a bit more expensive compared to other countries. Also some products like various fruits might be expensive because of the long distance logistics costs.
PREP FOR THE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
A few days a year almost everything is closed, so you'd better prepare for that, but don’t take it as seriously as the ones prepping for the end of the world.
THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ARE:
New Year’s Day
All Saints' Day
2nd Day of Christmas
IMPORTANT OFFICE HOURS & CONTACT INFO!
EMERGENCY CARE 25/7
Emergency care 24/7 North Kymi Hospital Sairaalankuja 3 C, Kouvola
tel. 020 615 1601
KOUVOLA CENTRAL POLICE STATION
Kouvola central police station
Vuorikatu 1, 45100 Kouvola
tel. 0295 414 400
open mon - fri at 8 - 16.15
FINNS PREFER YOU PAY WITH PLASTIC.
Cash is kind of old-fashioned here, but the good news is most places accept card payment.
THE TAP WATER HERE IS DRINKABLE.
THE SHOPS GIVE YOU MONEY FOR EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES & CANS.
You read right. Finland uses a deposit-based return system for beverage packages, which enables the efficient collection of packages for recycling. You will find return systems in all places that sell beverages.