Immigration policy

The Ministry of the Interior develops legislation on migration and is responsible for the integration of immigrants. The Ministry also represents Finland in migration and integration matters both within the European Union and in the international arena.

You can find more information here.


The municipality is responsible for developing, planning and monitoring the integration of immigrants. The municipality organises measures and services promoting and supporting the integration of immigrants. Read more.

Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations ETNO is promoting good relations and ethnic equality. In addition, it promotes interaction between ethnic minorities and the authorities in Finland and provides information about immigration policy. Further inforrmation.

Immigrant council

The immigrant council of Vaasa is an advisory body whose mission is:

• to make proposals and submit statements to the municipal authorities about immigration matters

• to promote the interaction between authorities and the immigrants and their organizations

• to promote cooperation between authorities in immigration matters

• to provide guidance and information

• to provide an annual management report

Secretary: Mirja Törmä, Tel. (06) 325 2325,

Updated 7.7.2011 Tuliniemi Jenni