Finland- Employer Certification

Posted on March 30, 2023

The Finnish residence permit process has recently been updated to emphasize the obligations of the employer by simplifying the process with the obtainment of an employer certification for Finish companies. The company can apply for an employer certification if they… Read more »

Finland- Fast track update

Posted on August 2, 2022

The Finnish Immigration Service has started a ‘Fast Track’ service, which will allow applicants to travel to Finland immediately after they receive an acceptance from Migri for work permits approved in the specialist category. When an applicant submits the application… Read more »

Finland – Appointment Shortage

Posted on August 25, 2020

The Finnish Immigration Service is currently experiencing a shortage of appointments times at its Service Points.  Due to the global pandemic, it is no longer possible to queue in line at the Service Point.  Additional appointments are being added to… Read more »

Finland – Close Monitoring of Salary for Foreign Workers

Posted on July 12, 2019

The Finnish Immigration Service is strictly monitoring the salary condition to foreign workers more closely. Foreign nationals deputed to Finland must be paid a gross salary that is competitive salary to that of the Finish labor market for the same… Read more »

Finland – Labor Market Test No Longer Required for Career Changers

Posted on June 7, 2019

Effective June 1, 2019, a foreign national who is already employed in Finland, and who wishes to change occupation, will no longer require a labor market test. The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) reviews applications for residence permits… Read more »

Finland – Immigration Update Regarding Specialists

Posted on March 11, 2019

The Finnish government has released a new decree stating that “Specialist Workers” from a non-EU country can now work in Finland for up to 90 days without a residence permit.  The Specialist will need to simply have a valid visa… Read more »

Finland – New Notification Requirements for Posted Workers

Posted on September 5, 2017

  Effective September 1, 2017, companies posting employees for assignments in Finland will have new notification requirements. Finland has become the latest European Union member nation to revise its national laws and procedures to transpose the EU Posted Worker Enforcement… Read more »

Finland – Increased Processing Time

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Finnish Immigration Service is currently experiencing extended processing times due to understaffing. As a result, it is difficult to book appointments. Employers should submit an extension case as early as possible to accommodate the increased processing time.

Finland – Changes to Residence Permit Application Procedures; and New Posted Worker Notification Requirement

Posted on December 16, 2016

Proving Identity Effective November 10, 2016, an applicant will have to prove their identity in person and submit original documents within three months, rather than one month as previously. The change also applies to applicants who submitted their online application… Read more »

Finland – Changes to Finnish Immigration Process for Non EU Resident Permit

Posted on November 4, 2016

Finland has announced changes regarding the immigration process for non EU resident permits beginning January 1, 2017.   These changes include the delegation of processing all foreign resident applications to the Finnish Immigration Service and the submission of resident permit applications… Read more »