The Osaksi Project has ended. The work of Osaksi continues as part of activities of Tutu (Support Asylum Seekers association). Tutu continues to advise asylum seekers and other migrants on asylum and residence permit issues.
Do you need support with your asylum process? Has your life situation changed and you don’t know which residence permit you should apply for? Are you undocumented and wondering which permit you could apply for? Contact us!
The advice answers questions on Messenger@osaksi or by email at neuvonta(a)turvapaikanhakijoidentuki.fi, usually from Monday to Thursday. The languages used are mainly Finnish and English.
An open counselling evening is held at the office on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 pm. The counselling is available in Finnish, English, Swedish and Dari. Advice in Arabic, Somali, French, Russian and other languages is also possible if you let us know in advance that you need an interpreter. We accept people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring all your asylum or residence decisions and appeals with you so that we can advise you correctly.
For example, we can help you to make a new asylum application, advise you on how to apply for a residence permit and help you find a reliable lawyer. We also support applicants in coping with difficult life situations. If services already exist for the situation, we will refer you to the right place.
For up-to-date information on advice and events at the office, we will continue to post on the old Osaksi Facebook page. For up-to-date information on all Tutu’s activities and events, visit Tutu’s Facebook page.
At Tutu, we follow the safer space principle, which means that no one should be harassed or discriminated against because of their ethnicity, nationality or any other reason, including gender, sexual orientation, religion or political opinion, or if they have a disability or mental health problem. The office respects everyone’s privacy; you don’t need to speak about anything you don’t want to.
The counselling service continues to receive project funding from STEA.