Work permit related news

This year, 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.

The Government proposes amendments to the Posted Workers Act that promote equal treatment of local and posted employees with regard to working conditions, and equal competition between companies.

The Government proposes that the exempt amount be raised temporarily from the current EUR 300 to EUR 500 per month. The exempt amount means the amount unemployed jobseekers can earn without an effect on their unemployment benefit.

Migri: Are you in Finland and applying for a residence permit? Due to the coronavirus situation, handling matters with a queue number is not possible at the service points of the Finnish Immigration Service. This exception is valid until further notice. Starting from 23 March 2020, you can only visit our service points if you have an appointment....

Update 20.3.2020 by Migri: Missions of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign affairs have interrupted the receiving and processing of residence permit applications on 19 March 2020, due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has reported that the residence permit applications already received will be initiated as usual and...

The videos 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. You should apply for a residence permit online, because it is less expensive than a paper application, and you can get a decision faster.

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