There are various terms associated with a foreign employee’s immigration. In this article, we explain how work permits, work visas, and employee’s residence permits differ from each other.
Sometimes a foreign expert moves to Finland with their family or spouse. Residence permit issues of an employee’s family raise a lot of questions, as the policies vary from country to country.
Does a foreign employee need a residence permit before arriving in Finland, or can the permit be applied for later in Finland? Can a foreign expert work in Finland without a residence permit? These questions are often asked when the work should start as soon as possible.
Despite the coronavirus crisis, Finland still needs international experts. We interviewed Mikko Valtonen, a specialist at the Finland Chamber of Commerce, who says Finland should invest in attracting global talent.
Residence permits for an entrepreneur In our previous blog post we talked about the new startup permit now available to non-EU citizens. The residence permit for an entrepreneur is split into two categories: a self-employed person with a company name and limited liability companies. Before the change the latter group applied for a worker’s…
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 stays – in most cases with no right to work….
At the start of 2017 almost all matters related to the handling of permits of foreign nationals were consolidated to the Finnish Immigration Service. This means that since the beginning of this year all residence permit and EU-registration matters are handled in the service points of the Immigration Service rather than police stations, which was…
Work permit as a concept is used in many countries, but in Finland the right to work for people coming from outside the EU is based on the residence permit. EU citizens have the right to work in Finland without a separate permit application. Work permit is an outdated term, that is no longer covered…