: before going
Visa, working, passports:
Finland is part of the european union since 1995 and owning a simple ID card is enought to enter the countrty.
After a three mont stay, you will have to get to the closest police station to ask for a stay permit. Get there with an ID, two pictures, a work contract and money. Visa is not required for an european citizen.
To get official informations:
Finland ambassy in France
1, place de Finlande, 75007 Paris
TÚl. 0144181920 Fax 0145555157
Getting ready for your stay
You shoul dknow that Finnish people doesn't all speak french. Most of them speak english and suedish. It's then vital to learn either english or finnish before your stay. This will get your life easier belive me!
Finnish courses are available at those addresses:
LInstitut finlandais Ó Paris, 60 rue des Úcoles, 75005 Paris
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
TÚlÚ 3/ Sorbonne nouvelle, 13, rue Santeuil, 75231 Paris Cedex 05
email : email@example.com
There are hundreds of books to learn the finnish language. It's important to choose the method that suits you and to work on the grammar.
Have a look on: http://www.lysator.liu.se/(ns)/nordic/scn/faq48.html#4.8
Most of these books are available in the large Parisian libraries.
You will find here useful links to transportation means: