Finland Residence Permit Process July 2024

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Finland Residence Permit Process
Finland Residence Permit Process

If you want to work in Finland you need to apply for a most common permit called a “Residence Permit” for an employed person. Recently total of 47 companies have been approved by the Finland Immigration Service to sponsor foreign applicants for work in Finland. Almost 29,213 permits have been issued in the last 6 months. Today in this article, we provide you the complete information about the Finland Residence Permit Process for employment in.

Finland Residence Permit Process
Finland Residence Permit Process

Details of Finland Residence Permit

Permit TypeResident Permit For a Employee
Eligible Fornon-EU Nationals

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Eligible Occupations for Finland Residence Permit

  • Cook
  • Insulation worker
  • Cleaner
  • Construction worker
  • Farm worker
  • Welder
  • Gardener
  • Lorry driver, truck driver
  • Plasterer
  • Care Assistant
  • Domestic worker

Details of Residence Permit

It is the type of permit granted to the employed person for the professional field according to his job. If you get the residence permit it means you are allowed to work in Finland for your Finnish Employer.

Processing Time of Residence Permit: 2 Months 

Eligible Age For Residence Permit: 18-34 years

Cost of Finnish Residence Permit: 490 € If the applicant applies online. 740 € if the applicant applies on paper.

Visa Duration: Valid for 2 years.


Note: If you have lived in Finland for 4 years you can apply for permanent residency.

What is a Finland Type D Visa

The Government of Finland launched the new fast work visa category called “Finland D Visa” in June. You need to get a Job letter from your Certified Finnish Employer. If your employer is certified, you will receive a Finland D visa within 10 days.

For Certified Employers List:

Also See: UK Seasonal Worker Visa – 45,000 Worker Visas Available

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a job offer letter from a Finnish Employer.
  • Must have sufficient qualifications and education to get a job in Finland.
  • According to the year 2024, a minimum salary of EUR 1,331/month is required.

Required Documents

  • A valid passport
  • Passport Photo
  • Passport page containing personal data (Color copies)
  • All passport pages containing notes (Color Copies)
  • The document shows that you are legally resident in the country where you apply.

Application Process

For a residence permit fill out the online application form here. Pay the application fee. Your employer must add your terms of employment and other required documents to your application using Enter Finland for Employers.

You need to go to the Finnish Embassy to book an appointment(Book Here). And last, wait for the decision and residence permit.

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