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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.

Recording of the webinar "Welcome to work in Finland!" by the Finnish Immigration Services covers issues such as residence permits for employed persons, the online service Enter Finland, occupational safety and health, and working life in Finland.

The Finnish Immigraton Service will resume ordinary service as of 1 September 2020 after the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus epidemic. In urgent matters, you can visit the service points of the Finnish Immigration Service and queue using waiting numbers. You will be able to submit an application on Enter Finland or when visiting...