Residence permit services
in Finland

Finconsult offers legal immigration representation, consultation and supporting services to foreigners looking for moving to Finland.

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We provide consultation on all immigration matters, understand specifics of your case. Consultation will help you to understand what necessary documents should you provide to migration authorities in order to plan your future actions.

Residence permit consultation services

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Immigration case evaluation
Check your documents, such as, employment contract to make sure if it complies with Finnish immigration law.
Provide practical recommendations that increase your chances of obtaining residence permit positive decision.
Online application
Creating and submitting online application, replying to additional information requests from Finnish Immigration Service.
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Highly qualified immigration advisors will answer on all immigration related questions of yours.
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Foreigners have right to apply for residence permit on the basis of work if they have a contract with Finnish employer, which satisfy immigration law requirements in Finland. Their family members have right to apply for residence permit on the basis of family ties. Responsible Finnish employer has to ensure that their international employees have a valid residence permit on the basis of work. Thus, it is very important to manage residence permits application process accurately in a timely manner.

Residence permit for employed person

Documents checkup
Checking all necessary documents, such as, employment contract in order to comply with Finnish immigration law
Filling application
Creating and submitting online application on EnterFinland

Replying on clarification requests
Replying to additional information requests from Migri (Finnish Immigration Service) and Employment Office
Competition
Job advertisement publishing for labor force availability estimation (Saatavuusharkinta)
Local registration
We help you to obtain Finnish identity card, KELA, registry office, create tax cards and change driving license
Family assistance
We help your spouse to get on the labor exchange and apply for social benefits, Finnish courses and find school or kindergarten for kids

Who makes final decision on residence permit

Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) plays the main role in decision making process for all immigration cases. Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Ely-keskus) makes a decision for entrepreneur residence permit in Finland. Employment Office (Te-toimisto) makes a decision for residence permit on the work basis in Finland.
1
Company check
The Employment Office checks overall reliability of the employer (tax debts, financial stability).
2
Employee check
The employee's competencies are checked to be in accordance to the job requirements (certificates of reference letters)
3
Market analysis
In some cases the employer is asked to publish a job advertisement to make sure that there is no available job seeker in the local labor market.
4
Fulfilling the requirements
It is important that the conditions of employment, payment, and vacations, were in compliance with the collective agreements in the industry, or the common norms in the field in case of no applicable collective agreement.
5
Interview
The Immigration Service's role is to accept the application, check the employer on the matters of general safety, probable oral hearing.
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Support
Governmental authorities provide advice for the applicants, but mostly it consists of common recommendations with no reference to the cases. Unfortunately, the resources of the governmental authorities are limited.

Finnish residence permit application process

Application process for employee
Employee has to have a residence permit on work basis before arriving to work for the period longer than 90 days to Finland, in accordance to Finnish immigration law.
1
Submitting application
Application has to be submitted on Enterfinland after collecting all needed documents.
2
Employment Office
After visiting Migri service point application goes to the Finnish Employment Office.
3
Final decision
Once Employment Office has made its decision, the application is forwarded to the Immigration Service, where the final decision on Residence permit is made in Finland.
Application process for specialist
The main criteria for the applicants for the specialist's residence permit are:
1. Higher education in the field of the future job in Finland
2. Gross salary in the amount of 3000€ per month
The specialist's residence permit applications are only processed in the Immigration Service. The period of processing is approximately 1-3 months.
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Submitting application
Application has to be submitted on Enterfinland after collecting all needed documents.
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Finnish Immigration Service
Application goest straight to Finnish Immigration Service where the final decision on Residence permit is made in Finland.
Apple for residence permit based on employment
Foreigners have right to apply for residence permit on the basis of work if they have a contract with Finnish employer, which satisfy immigration law requirements in Finland. Their family members have right to apply for residence permit on the basis of family ties. Responsible Finnish employer has to ensure that their international employees have a valid residence permit on the basis of work. Thus, it is very important to manage residence permits application process accurately in a timely manner.

Residence permit for employed person

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Businessmen
Owners of small and medium size businesses. You can get a residence permit by establishing own company from zero or buy and become owner of a ready-made company in Finland.
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Specialists
Freelancers, individual entrepreneurs, and remote workers who can gain income from their individual entrepreneurship or remote work.
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Investors
Buy real estate to rent in Finland. Basically you establish renting company which allow you to get a residence permit for the whole family.

Scenarios of business immigration

Starting-up a new business
Starting-up a new business means you make investment in your own company. Establishing company from scratch so that it generates turnover, sufficient to pay taxes and salaries in Finland. This option is a nice choice if you have previous business experience.

After 4 years, you can apply for citizenship of Finland or after 5 years permanent residence. Our company experts help you to develop business plan, make all necessary registrations, legal processes and provide basic accounting services.


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Buying ready-made company
Buying a ready-made company means purchasing established company in Finland. Best option if you don't want to build infrastructure from scratch, and if you have little previous experience of business management. We help you to find right business to invest, carry out an audit.
Usually, purchased business is re-registered to your new company: the company assets, customer base, key employees, contracts, etc.
The most popular businesses to purchase are cafes and restaurant in Finland.

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Real estate business model
The basis for the Finnish Residence Permit maybe your own Finnish company that rents out and manages commercial or private premises. It is possible, against the pledge of the purchased real estate, to receive a loan of up to 40% for non-residents and residents can get more. However, purchasing the real estate itself is not a basis for obtaining the Residence Permit in Finland.

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Real estate business model
The basis for the Finnish Residence Permit maybe your own Finnish company that rents out and manages commercial or private premises. It is possible, against the pledge of the purchased real estate, to receive a loan of up to 40% for non-residents and residents can get more. However, purchasing the real estate itself is not a basis for obtaining the Residence Permit in Finland.

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Get acquainted with immigration advisor in order to familiarise with requirements for obtaining Residence permit

Our service

1
Personal consultation
Finconsult's expert examine your case and suggest the best strategy for obtaining a Residence Permit based on your professional backgrounds, work experience and other conditions.
2
Signing of a contract
In accordance with the selected basis, we sign an agreement containing terms, duties and obligations.
3
Documents preparation
We prepare the package of documents for the Residence Permit. We file the documents with the Embassy of Finland or the Migration Service in Finland.
4
Submitting application
Once all required document prepared there is a need to visit Finnish immigration office. Our assistant will accompany you there.
5
Waiting for the decision
Your application is examined in some Finnish institutions depending on the selected basis (about 6 months).
6
Moving to Finland
When Residence Permit is granted, we will assist you in home search, municipality registration, applying for social benefits, tax registration, opening bank accounts and finding daycare services for your family.

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You are a self-employed person and your form of business is limited liability company or private entrepreneurship;

Your business must be profitable. Your means of support must be secured by your income from your business;

Period of stay in Finland in accordance with aliens act;

Extension of residence permit in a timely manner.

General requirements

In order to legally stay in Finland one need to satisfy the below requirements:

General requirements

In order to legally stay in Finland one need to satisfy the below requirements:

You are a self-employed person and your form of business is limited liability company or private entrepreneurship;


Your business must be profitable. Your means of support must be secured by your income from your business;

Period of stay in Finland in accordance with aliens act;

Extension of residence permit in a timely manner.

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Income criteria
To extend Residence permit and apply for Permanent residence or Citizenship in future, your business has to be active and generate enough income to cover your wage and taxes. We take care of all included legal, tax and accounting aspects, supporting you all the way in every step.

This amount of salary, including the taxes should be payed to you every month to cover personal or family expenses:

For a Company Founder, one private person without a family - the net salary should be minimum 1300€ and approximately 300€ to pay the taxes (that makes 1600€ in total)

For a family of 3 the net salary shall be 2200€, and approximately 800€ more (at least) to pay the taxes (that makes 3000€ in total)

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Tanja Pelkonen
CEO
Tanja is an expert in the field of legislation on joint stock companies, the Finnish tax legislation (including the EU), migration laws, social security (protection) laws. Member of the Finnish Transport and Logistics (SKAL).
Anna Salo
Chief technical expert
Anna is the chief technical expert in company. Expert in the field of joint-stock company legislation, Finnish immigration legislation, social insurance legislation.
Igor Titov
Expert for investment projects
Igor is a professional in the field of investments in commercial and residential property in Finland. He has significant experience in analytics, strategic planning and business communications in Finland.
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