Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

Professional immigration and relocation often raise a lot of questions, on this page we have gathered the questions that we get asked the most often with their answers.
 
Q: I want a job in Finland, can you help me?
A: We’re thrilled that you want to move to Finland, and propose that you look at the TE-office and other job-search sites for a position that is right for you. Once you have a job, we would be more than happy to help you move to and settle in Finland.
 
Q: I want to move to Finland permanently for work, do I need a residence permit?
A: Yes, if you intend to work in Finland, you need a residence permit granted by the state of Finland. A work contract or job offer is needed in order to be able to apply for a permit
 
Q: I have received a permanent job offer from Finland and I have a residence permit from another Schengen Country, do I still need a residence permit to Finland
A: Yes you do, in some cases it is sufficient that you have a residence permit from another Schengen country, but the right to work is limited and it applies for a maximum of 90 days. If your job in Finland is due to last for more than three months you have to acquire a Finnish permit.
 
Q: I am an EU citizen, do I need a residence permit?
A: No, but local immigration matters are required also from EU nationals when the stay in Finland is planned for long enough.
 
Q: I will be moving to Finland to work there and I have a family that I want to bring with me. Can they move to Finland as well?
A: In principal yes, your immediate family may apply for the Finnish Residence Permit to  join you in Finland. However, all permit decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. We at FRS are pleased to assist also with family members’ application processes.
 
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