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Did you apply in Enter Finland? The Finnish Immigration Service has decided to extend the time limit for proving your identity at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service or at a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate).

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tax Administration extends the simplified procedure that allows newly arrived workers to send application forms for a tax card and tax number without requiring them to visit a tax office in person. The simplified procedure is in force until 28 February 2022.

The Government's proposed amendments to student residence permits would make it easier for international students to complete their studies, because they would obtain a permit for their entire studies. The right of foreign students to work during their studies would also be improved.

Do you need a residence permit in Finland? Or would you like to stay in Finland after your current permit expires? This video shows you how the residence permit process usually goes. The video show how to apply for a residence permit and what happens when you visit a service point, and they also explain the Enter Finland online service....

The situation of persons exploited by their employer will improve as amendments to the Aliens Act enter into force on 1 October 2021. -- If your employer has exploited you or neglected their obligations to a significant degree, you can apply for an extended permit or for a certificate of expanded right to work and change your employer. To...

If a seasonal worker plans to work for a new employer during the validity of their seasonal work permit, they no longer have to apply for a new residence permit or seasonal work certificate. Instead, they can apply for adding a new employer.

The Finnish Immigration Service is improving its customer services. During the summer, the Finnish Immigration Service will open thousands of new appointments for its services points and provide more advisory services to customers. The Finnish Immigration Service is currently exploring the options of upgrading its appointment booking system.

According to the proposal, the Finnish Immigration Service could grant the national D visa to specialists and startup entrepreneurs, as defined in the draft law, and their family members who have been granted residence permits. In this case, applicants would not be forced to wait for the completion of the residence permit card and its delivery...

The Finnish Immigration Service may grant an extended permit even if your income was temporarily lower than required. The lower income must be due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it may last for a maximum of six months.

On 1 February 2021, the Finnish Immigration Service launched a project to speed up and streamline the processing of work-based permits and residence permits for international students. The aim is to issue customers with a work permit on average within a month by 2023.