Our Residency Services for Start-up Entrepreneurs

We guide and support start-up entrepreneurs to get 2-years Finnish residence permit.

  • We plan the entire residence permit application processes together with you.
  • We support to develop your innovative business idea, business plan and business model further.
  • We help you gather and prepare all the legal and administrative papers and forms related to your future business and get them translated if need be.
  • We assist you for the submission of your papers to Finnish government authorities.

You can contact us for further information about our services or start the process by filling out this Pre-Assessment form.

Residence Permit for a Start-up Entrepreneur

If you intend to come to Finland as a start-up entrepreneur, you must apply for a residence permit, and before you must obtain a positive Eligibility Statement with your business idea from Finnish government offices. At Metic Immigration Services, we help you to obtain a positive eligibility statement with your business idea and to apply for a residence permit afterward.

You should have a team of a minimum of 2 people for your start-up. We will work closely with your team members during the process.

Sufficient financial support for your residency period in Finland is essential. We will go through your financials detailly before we start the process.

Your family members can also apply for residence permit at the same time and we can start their application processes simultaneously.

After getting a residence permit, it is possible to apply for a government funding to develop your business further.

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As a start-up entrepreneur;
  • You should have an innovative business idea.
  • You should have your business plan and model ready.
  • You should have a sufficient expertise for the idea.
  • You should make a research on the target market.
  • You must aim for fast and international growth.

Why is Finland the best for Start-ups?

Funding Opportunities

Finland has one of the highest rates of investment per capita in Europe. After establishing your start-up you can apply for funding from the government or pitch your idea to investors.

Start-up Ecosystem

There is a friendly start-up ecosystem with accelerators, angel investors, VCs and strong innovation support by the government. You can get all the support you need to develop your business further.

Local Connectedness

Helsinki ranks #1 in the world in local connectedness among founders, investors and experts. You can easily connect with people to improve your business.

Networking Events

There are so many great networking events, such as Arctic15 and Slush, to meet with investors and pitch your ideas.

Steps for your Entrepreneurial Journey

1. We get your residence permit

2. You choose the city you want to live

4. Together we develop your business

3. We establish your company