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by Ulminpoika
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: reflective screens to cover windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: reflective screens to cover windows?

Back in my old apartment in Munich we had the oldest windows in town and direct sunlight shining on them. The place would heat up to 30°C in summer. Our solution was to attach newspaper (on the outside!) of the windows, with that painter's tape that can easily be removed. After all this heat wave wi...
by Ulminpoika
Mon May 10, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Studying in Finland
Topic: bank statement online
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: bank statement online

accepted by whom and for what?

I would not even know where to get a printed and stamped bank statement. Things are so digital here that I'd assume an online statement will work (for whatever)
by Ulminpoika
Fri May 07, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Name change after marriage
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Name change after marriage

Congratulations to your wedding. I hope you'll be able to take a honeymoon trip soon. Finland is not that secular as other countries and the Finish church is quite involved in state matters. Back in the day we were asked by the priest if we wanted to change last names. We didn't at the time but the ...
by Ulminpoika
Mon May 03, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: My Ex Would Not Move Out,WHAT TO DO
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: My Ex Would Not Move Out,WHAT TO DO

This sounds horrible. It must be terrible to have someone in your own home who you don't want to have there at all. Here's a hotline number where you can get some consulting: https://naistenlinja.fi/in-english/ Is the guy really aware that you did break up? Did you actually ask for the keys to your ...
by Ulminpoika
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: old tenant does not remove their address in public registry (suomi.fi)
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: old tenant does not remove their address in public registry (suomi.fi)

Maybe not opening the mail for starters :-)

I would simply write on the envelope that the addressee does not live here and that it was sent to a wrong address. And then drop it in a Posti box. It's certainly not your problem and I would just not get involved in it.
by Ulminpoika
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Importing Car to Finland
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: Importing Car to Finland

I think you won't have to pay VAT at all. Your car is a removal good that you owned before moving to Finland.

https://tulli.fi/en/private-persons/mov ... eu-country

According to that site, "You can apply for a written advance ruling on VAT payable on import."
by Ulminpoika
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: Regarding labour unions
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Regarding labour unions

I just recently started working here and considered it as well. For starters, I did not join it for financial reasons. I might do it later though. Well you asked for reasons to join, and I can't give you any, but I wanted to drop the idea of joining an unemployment fund: https://kokokassa.fi/en/ The...
by Ulminpoika
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: German playgroup anywhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: German playgroup anywhere?

Thank you for the link. I think that Finnish-German association was rather about cultural exchange but I sent them a quick mail anyway just because the local contact is actually from the village we currently live in. I'm aware that most of the international life is going on in Helsinki, and I even w...
by Ulminpoika
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: German playgroup anywhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 936

German playgroup anywhere?

Hi all, I just registered to this forum. I'm a German father in a family of four. My wife is Finnish, and our daughters are bilingual in Finnish and German. We just moved to Finland in March this year after living in Munich for quite some time. After this pandemic situation will hopefully soon have ...