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Expat Insights – Kostiantyn Khrameshkin

Kostiantyn Khrameshkin arrived in Finland in February from Ukraine. From the moment he set foot on the airport, everything has been new. “I haven’t been to Europe or Finland before, so there were a lot of surprises. First off, I wasn’t sure how to find...

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Expat insights – Lauren Bengston

Lauren Bengston moved to Finland with her husband Matt and their young son in November 2016 from Virginia. Their move was the result of a deliberate desire to move to Sweden, but along the way they were redirected. “Matt has Swedish ancestry so we wanted to...

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Residence permit is not a visa or vice versa

Residence permit, as the name suggests, refers to the right to reside in Finland. Depending on what grounds it has been granted, it can also bestow the right to work here. A visa is a document allowing entry to Finland, intended primarily for short term...

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Expat Insights – Prateek Agarwal

Prateek Agarwal sits down in a café after work. He is one of the thousands of foreign professionals who arrive in Finland for work and who make up the international and intercultural Finnish workforce. He’s been in Finland for a few months, having relocated here...

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Hiring a foreigner

Hiring a foreigner

Hiring a foreigner is a necessary but frightening step for a lot of companies. Many fields in Finland have already declared that they need more skilled talent in order for the field to truly grow. Programmers, modelers, construction foremen, doctors and more are needed in...

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Legalization

What the heck is an apostille?

There are a lot of important documents that rarely see use. High school diplomas, marriage certificates, children’s birth certificates and many others sometimes hang on walls and sometimes lay filed away in drawers, but when the time comes to move abroad they may have an...

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Disappointment

Expectation management – Managing the future

A lot of people moving to Finland may already have experiences from living in multiple countries. In such situations it is easy for HR to lull itself into a sense that because of the previous experiences a move to Finland will be problem free. This...

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Foreign students to work

Foreign students to work

Approximately 20.000 foreign degree students study in Finland, out of whom approximately 2.800 graduate annually. Out of this, only 45,5% become employed in Finland after one year of their graduation. A year is a short period to consider however, and findings from for example Denmark...

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