Finland Work Visa Process 2024 (Types of Residence Permits)

There are different residence permit applications for different types of work. You will find each permit’s requirements and application process on the link.

1) Residence permit for an employed person (TTOL)

This is the most common type of work permit. You are coming to Finland to work in a specific field, for example as a restaurant worker, construction worker, cleaner, or childminder. You will work for a Finnish employer. You must have received an employment offer.

This permit involves Labour Market Testing, which means your employer must first verify if suitable labor is available in Finland or the European Economic Area (EEA) for the position within a reasonable timeframe.

After assessing the labour market testing the Employment and Economic Development Office will issue a partial decision. After that, the Finnish Immigration Service decides on your application.

  • For the Requirements and Online Application: Visit Here

2) Residence Permit application for Specialist

You can apply for this permit if you are a specialist, and you want to apply for the EU Blue Card. You are a Highly Qualified Worker. You have been offered a salary of EUR 3,638 per month in 2024 and you have a higher education degree.

  • For the Requirements and Online Application: Visit Here

3) Residence Permit for Seasonal Work

You are coming to Finland to perform seasonal activities in the field of agriculture or tourism, Jobs in forestry, crop production, or festivals. The seasonal work permit can be granted for 3 to 9 months.

  • For the Requirements and Online Application: Visit Here

4) Residence Permit Application for Internship

If you want to do an internship, volunteer work, or take part in a Working Holiday.

  • For the Requirements and Online Application: Visit Here

5) Residence Permit for Researcher

You are a researcher. You are coming to Finland to conduct scientific research, study for a licentiate degree, or prepare a doctoral dissertation.

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