Ministry of the Interior

It is the aim of the Ministry of the Interior for Finland to be the safest country in Europe, a country built on equal treatment and equal opportunity. To achieve this, we work to ensure safety and security, build a competitive society and ensure equal treatment.

The key duties of the Ministry are drafting legislation, providing guidance to the offices and agencies under it, and planning for the future.  We employ experts in the fields of policing, border management, rescue services and migration. A total of 200 people work at the Ministry.

Besides drafting legislation, typical duties include expert and support roles in the fields of internal security, migration, financial management and administration. For the most part, those performing expert roles hold academic degrees, the most common being Master of Laws and Master of Social Sciences. Those acting in a support capacity usually have a relevant upper secondary level qualification, such as Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration or diploma from Helsinki Secretarial College.

Of course, the Ministry could not perform its key duties without professional personnel. We place particular emphasis on employee well-being and competence development; and in 2011, the Ministry's outstanding workplace improvement was recognised with the Kaiku well-being at work award – a success we have built on. It is our aim to create a happy, effective working environment that is conducive to learning.

Work at the Ministry gives an excellent overview of central government, and insights into the issues relating to internal security and migration.

Published 2014-12-01 at 12:51, updated 2020-08-19 at 15:09

The office building of the Ministry of the Interior.

Good to know about us

The Ministry of the Interior's main office is in Helsinki.

Contact information

Kirkkokatu 12, Helsinki

Telephone +358 295 480 171 (switchboard)