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Are you in Finland and planning temporary work in a duty central to the security of supply? Read the frequently asked questions about the change in legislation

6.5.2020 15.01 | Published in English on 14.5.2020 at 17.10
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You can temporarily change your field of employment or employer without applying for an extended permit if you reside in Finland under a residence permit based on work, a residence permit for students, a residence permit for seasonal work, a seasonal work certificate or a seasonal work visa valid on 9 April 2020. The duty must be in a field critical to the security of supply and to the functioning of the labour market.

Your residence permit must also be valid while you work for another employer or in a different field of employment. If your residence permit is about to expire, apply for an extended permit before your previous permit expires.

We have collected answers to the most frequently asked questions about changes in legislation on our website: Frequently asked questions about the change of employer and field of employment during the exceptional circumstances

The practice is in force until the end of October

Check the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to find out if your duties are considered central to the security of supply and to the functioning of the labour market. You can work in these fields until 31 October 2020 without applying for an extended permit.

You can change your employer and field of employment to these fields, if you live in Finland and your residence permit was granted before 9 April 2020. You do not need to notify the Finnish Immigration Service about changing your employer or field of employment. 

If you have a residence permit for seasonal work, a seasonal work certificate or seasonal work visa, you can change your employer or field of employment also with a permit granted after 9 April.

The temporary change in legislation is in force until the end of October. The aim is to make working in certain jobs easier due to the coronavirus epidemic. 

Stay up to date on news about the effects of the coronavirus epidemic: migri.fi/en/coronavirus.

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