Welcome to International House Joensuu!

We mostly offer customer service by appointment. We are open Mon–Fri from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Book a personal consultation appointment via e-mail to, by calling +358 (0)13 337 0333 or by visiting our office. We also offer remote appointments.

Our services are confidential and free of charge. Our services are available in Finnish, English and Russian. If you need an interpreter, we will arrange it free of charge.

Please note that our office does not process or accept residence permit applications. The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) accepts, processes and decides on residence permit applications. Their nearest service points are located in Kuopio and Lappeenranta.  

Consultation without appointment

We offer consultation without appointment to various language groups.  Consultations without appointment are meant for short guidance sessions no longer than 20 minutes. Consultations without appointment are mostly meant for urgent matters. Please take a number in the lobby and wait for your turn. We serve our customers in the order of arrival.

Finnish and English-language services are available during all consultation hours. Russian and Arabic-language services are only available during the hours stated in the list. We announce any changes to our service hours on our website and on Facebook.

Consultation hours in Finnish, Russian and English
Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Consultation hours in Finnish, Dari, Arabic and English
Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Consultation hours in Finnish, Arabic and English
Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


IHJ yhteystiedot - testi


Eija Asikainen Head of Integration Services +358 50 597 8875
Henni Pekkarinen Project Coordinator +358 50 413 3235
Sanna Raetsaari Acting Integration Services Coordinator +358 50 310 1043

English, Russian

Marit Roosvalt Integration Adviser +358 504713215

English, Estonian

Tiina Kähkönen Integration Adviser +358 505357280


Raila Turunen Integration Adviser +358 50 566 4935


Annu Kettunen Integration Adviser +358 504738667


Risto Kankaanpää Integration Adviser +358 505949503

Russian, English

Evgeny Niukkanen Integration Adviser +358 503253448

Russian, English

Raed Al-Tawil Assisting Integration Adviser +358 504331986

Arabic, English

Sanna-Maria Pihlajakangas Integration Adviser +358 504380039


Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-15:00

tel. 013 337 0333



Eija Asikainen

kotouttamispäällikkö/Head of Integration Services
 050 597 8875

Sanna Raetsaari

kotoutumissuunnittelija/Acting Integration Services Coordinator
 050 310 1043

Marit Roosvalt

kotoutumisohjaaja/Integration Adviser
 050 471 3215

Tiina Kähkönen

kotoutumisohjaaja/Integration Adviser
 050 535 7280

Raila Turunen

kotoutumisohjaaja/Integration Adviser
 050 566 4935

Annu Kettunen

kotoutumisohjaaja/Integration Adviser
 050 473 8667

Henni Pekkarinen

projektikoordinaattori, Joensuun seudun kotouttamistyön keskus-hanke Project Coordinator, Regional Centre of Integration Work-project
 050 413 3235

Risto Kankaanpää

kotoutumisohjaaja/Integration Adviser
 050 594 9503

Evgeny Niukkanen

Kotoutumisohjaaja/projektityöntekijä /Integration Adviser
 050 325 3448

Raed Al-Tawil

avustava kotoutumisohjaaja/Assisting Integration Adviser
 050 433 1986

International House Joensuu kartta

Malmikatu 5 B, Joensuu
4th floor

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