Everyone should have FRS, I can’t imagine how hard it would be without their help. It was important to have someone helping with the registrations with authorities, it made the process faster. Also finding an apartment would have been difficult without help, as everything was in Finnish and the procedure is different than in other countries we have lived.
Our relocation consultant found us a very nice apartment and assisted with insurance, electricity, and internet, and helped when we had troubles with the moving company, it was very helpful. She gave us practical information and useful tips; all these little things were really useful. She was very patient and flexible and had always time to answer all our questions. It was also nice to see a person in person, as during the pandemic you don’t see so many people.
I can’t even express how helpful it was to have relocation services – it took away all the stress, it made the relocation a really enjoyable experience. Even if you really want to immigrate and are motivated like us, it’s really hard to know what to do.
All the immigration, applications, knowing which documents we need, tax things, etc… it would have been overwhelming without an expert helping us. But with FRS there was never a point when we didn’t know what to do. It’s also great to have a friendly contact here in Finland, as our family and friends are far away.
It would have been really hard to find an apartment alone and take care of all the administrative issues so quickly. Getting an apartment in a foreign country is not easy, but thanks to the relocation consultant, I got an apartment in Helsinki that meets my wishes.
She also helped with everything else, like finding a moving service for my furniture. Gave me tips on what to do in Helsinki, and told me, for example, about interesting nature areas near Helsinki. She was very friendly and helpful, and I was able to ask her about anything.