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Information for asylum seekers
The police’s role in asylum matters
If a person intends to make an application for international protection, also known as an asylum application, they should submit it to the police or border guard when arriving in the country or as soon as possible following their arrival. All police departments have the ability to receive asylum applications and register asylum seekers.
After the application has been submitted, the asylum seeker will be instructed to take residence in a reception centre designated by the Finnish Immigration Service, which will take over the processing of the asylum matter.
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The police are not returning people to Ukraine
Under a decision, due to the situation in Ukraine, the police are suspending until further notice the removal of foreigners to be returned to Ukraine.
Nor, until further notice, will foreigners be returned to any country from where they could be sent to Ukraine.
No returns will take place since a foreigner returned to Ukraine could end up being subjected to the death penalty, torture, persecution or some other violation of human dignity. Nor could the safety of the police be ensured during returns either.
Eastern Finland Police Department opens service helpline and email for applicants of international protection in Eastern Finland
Western Uusimaa Police Department has received more than 800 applications for asylum or temporary protection
Organising money collections for those who suffer from the situation in Ukraine