For Asylum seeker

Would you like to live in a Finnish home?

Welcome to Finland, asylum seeker! Did you know, that you can choose where you want to live while your while waiting for the decision on asylum? Homestay Network helps you to get to know Finns that want to welcome asylum seekers to live in their home.

There are over 4,000 members in the network around Finland. We are a non-profit, non-political, non-religious, and non-governmental organization. We believe, that living in a Finnish home makes the procedure of applying asylum less stressful and make it easier for you to familiarize with the Finnish people, language and culture.

If you want to live in a Finnish home either alone or with your spouse or family, do the following:

1. Fill in the contact form.
Tell more about your situation and your wishes in the form. You can make questions. We will pass your information on to the local group closest to you. They will contact you, and arrange a meeting for you and the possible host.
You can also contact directly the local group of Homestay Network closest to you.
2. Meet the possible host
The local group arranges a meeting for you and the possible host. Please note that at the moment, there are more asylum seekers looking for homestay than there are hosts.
3. Lodging contract
If after the meeting, both parties are willing to live together, you can move into your new home. The local group will help you fill the lodging contract and deal with the reception center.
4. Living together
At first, it is advisable to agree on many practical things that come up when living together. The local group and the support people of Homestay Network help you to get started. They are there for you and your host also during the whole of homestay.