Homepage - Legal aid - What kind of matters can you get legal aid for - Legal aid abroad
Legal aid abroad
In general legal aid is limited to cases considered in Finland. In cases considered abroad, Finnish legal aid covers the provision of general legal advice and the decision to grant legal aid is made by the legal aid office.
For weighty reasons, the Ministry of Justice may grant more extensive legal aid than legal advice for a case to be considered abroad. Expenses for a case considered abroad are paid only when there are special humane reasons to do so. Matters where this may be necessary include child abduction cases and criminal cases where a Finnish resident has become the victim of a sex offence abroad. For more information you can contact the International Unit at the Ministry of Justice.
Ministry of Justice, contactinformation
Updated on 1 October 2012