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by interleukin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Shops that sell winter gear for extreme northern weather
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Shops that sell winter gear for extreme northern weather

XXL might be a good option (huge store, in Aleksanterinkatu).
by interleukin
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Fly with Non-Finnish passport and Finnish national ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Fly with Non-Finnish passport and Finnish national ID

You can fly with only the national ID, no passport needed.
by interleukin
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Advice On Moving To Helsinki. Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Advice On Moving To Helsinki. Help!

Consider also that most landlords will require a deposit of 2-3 months rent when making a rental contract.
by interleukin
Sat May 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

Re: Private Messages

You can only use the PM function after posting a few posts (I think it was three).
by interleukin
Thu May 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Can I get a visa as a freelancer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: Can I get a visa as a freelancer?

Visa is for visiting, residence permit is for residing.
by interleukin
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: insurance company in English
Replies: 18
Views: 4454

Re: insurance company in English

We always did that. Use Google Translator to give a good start, then my wife can read and write enough to complete the job. Believe it or not, they demanded a phone call to test our spoken language proficiency... Written only was not enough. No need to say I wrote straight away to Ombudsman and if ...
by interleukin
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: About Puplic Transport's Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: About Puplic Transport's Cards

Please stop using that silly large font, John_Silver, it is not needed and against the "normal text & behaviour" in the forum rules. Thanks!
by interleukin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Finnish citizen but I don't speak Finnish
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Finnish citizen but I don't speak Finnish

íslensk :) Yeah, I agree that if you are planning on living a Finnish speaking life in Finland, you need to get your Finnish levels up! Just put out the Swedish speaking things because the people in this forum tend to forget that Finland also contains Swedish speaking parts and people, and if life i...
by interleukin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Finnish citizen but I don't speak Finnish
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Finnish citizen but I don't speak Finnish

Hæ! Finnish is going to be less critical if you move to Swedish speaking parts of the country (eg. area around Vasa) or even to the Åland islands (Swedish-only region). There would certainly be jobs there for a Swedish speaker, not sure how exciting they would be though. Or how easily you would find...
by interleukin
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Different between YTK and other unions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Rehu : Different between YTK and other unions?

zetorpilot wrote: Why should you expect the "ytk grannies" to speak English in a country where the languages are Finnish and Swedish?
Yeah... it's not like Swedish works either. Or anything out of the norm, even in Finnish.
by interleukin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: unemployment benefits
Replies: 18
Views: 7889

Re: unemployment benefits

roger_roger wrote: walking 2.5 kms one way to work is not fine
WTF? Unless you are a little kid and you have Kehä III on your path, it is fine.
by interleukin
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Learning Finnish. Problem.............
Replies: 16
Views: 10316

Re: Learning Finnish. Problem.............

What you are experiencing is the difference between the written language and the spoken one. It can be quite huge.

I would suggest that you watch TV, and listen to radio. Just to train your ears & brain in hearing puhekieli.
by interleukin
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: If you only have a "residency" can you get social assistance
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Re: If you only have a "residency" can you get social assist

Also, there are two types of assistance one can get, the residence-based ones and the "you have contributed to the system"-ones. You won't get unemployment money or stuff like that, assistance that is based on first having paid taxes/making payments. As a resident (except student) you are eligible f...
by interleukin
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: EU citizen moving to Finland
Replies: 28
Views: 9444

Re: EU citizen moving to Finland

in fact if you read my post carefully, what i got from the police was the registration of the right of residence, with that you go to the maistratti and they give you the SSN or whatever you want to call it,the 2 things are intertwined,let's not split hair please, doesn't make you look cleverer tha...
by interleukin
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 5520

Re: Marriage

Tbh it also looks quite weird to me. If that should/could be real love, why the hell would you want to marry already and not go at it like two adults? Oh right, theres the citizenship waiting for u... I'm sorry, but you can't judge our love/intentions/adultery when you don't even know anything abou...