City administration

The City of Rauma is prepared to guide and support those fleeing the war in Ukraine. The city works closely together with the Finnish Red Cross reception centre in Pori, Rauma parish and other organization in the area to secure the settlement of those who have fled the war in Ukraine.

A person fleeing the war in Ukraine who arrives in Finland due to a Russian attack can stay in Finland for 90 days visa-free, after which a residence permit application is required for residence and access to reception services. On the website of the Finnish Immigration Service, you can find instructions on how to apply for a residence permit.

The residence permit application must be submitted at the immigration police office. The nearest registration point to Rauma is the Raisio Police Department. Registration also applies to those in private accommodation. In addition, the applicant must immediately register as a client of the Finnish Red Cross reception centre in Pori.

  • Office of the Red Cross reception centre in Pori (Langintie 2, Pori) on call 24h/day, contact tel. +358 40 773 9496,
  • Office in Rauma (Nortamonkatu 30, Rauma) open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9–15, on Wednesday at 9–18 and on Friday at 9–12, contact tel. +358 40 355 6153,

Service Point Pyyrman provides guidance and advice for questions related to immigration and integration

The City of Rauma’s service point in Pyyrman is a place that serves all immigrants and residents of the municipality in matters related to immigration. The service point provides help in finding services and guidance in all matters related to related to smooth everyday life (kindergarten, school, study, work, housing, leisure). The service is also offered to companies that employ immigrants.

The guidance and advice point is mainly open during Pyyrman’s opening hours at Valtakatu 2A, but it is advisable to book an appointment in advance at tel. +358 44 403 7886 or