Our Residency Services for an Employed Person

We provide residence services to our clients and assist them before, during and after their residence permit applications.

  • We provide support for the entire residence permit application processes.
  • We inform you about the required document and help you prepare legal and administrative papers and forms related to your application.
  • We check your documents and see if there is any wrong or missing paper.
  • We help you submit your application and wait for the decision to be made by the authorities.

    *We do not decide on residence permit applications

Residence Permit for an Employed Person

Apply for a residence permit as an employed person, if you are coming to Finland to work for a Finnish employer or other employer operating in Finland and you have signed a contract of employment or accepted a binding job offer.

If you apply for a residence permit in order to work in Finland, you need to be able to earn your living in Finland through gainful employment throughout the time your residence permit is valid.

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  • You cannot start working before you are granted a residence permit.
  • You can only work in the professional field to which your job belongs and for which you have been granted a residence permit.
  • You may have several jobs in the same professional field.

Specialist as an Employed Person

If you are a specialist of certain tasks, such as teacher, IT expert or a highly skilled worker with a special expertise, there will be extra requirements for your application. Proof of higher education and certain level of income may be required.

Stages for the Evaluation

Application for a residence permit for an employed person is processed in two stages.

1. Employment and Economic Development Office

will assess whether you have sufficient means of support, whether your work will be temporary or continuous, and whether the labor force is available within a reasonable time in Finland

2. The Finnish Immigration Office

makes its decision based on the assessment of Employment and Economic Development Office`s decision and other facts of the application.

Application Process

For an Employed Person

  • 1.Step

    Getting a Job Offer

  • 2.Step

    Signing Employment Contract

  • 3.Step

    Preparing Documents

  • 4.Step

    Submission of the Documents

  • 5.Step

    Decision in 3 Months