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You can ask about your right to work free of charge by email from 24 January 2023

Publication date 23.1.2023 15.26
Press release

Starting from 24 January 2023, you can ask about your or your employee’s right to work free of charge by email. If you have a residence permit, you can find information about your right to work on your residence permit card. If you do not have a residence permit or you are unsure of your right to work, you can ask the Finnish Immigration Service about your right to work by email. The Finnish Immigration Service will reply by email and state whether you have a valid right to work at that moment.

You will get information about your right to work by email

You can ask about your or your employee’s right to work by email. Send an email message to tto@migri.fi. For data protection reasons, we recommend that you send us an encrypted email message using the service at securemail.migri.fi. If you cannot send encrypted email, you can send us a normal email message.

If you wish to receive information about your right to work, include the following details in your message:

  1. last name
  2. first name
  3. customer number (which can be found on your residence permit card next to ‘Asiakasnumero’)
  4. email address

If you are an employer and wish to know if your employee has a valid right to work, include the following details in your message:

  1. your employee’s last name
  2. your employee’s first name
  3. your employee’s customer number (which can be found on the employee’s residence permit card next to ‘Asiakasnumero’)
  4. your own name
  5. name of your company
  6. email address

You will receive an email message within two weeks stating whether your or your employee’s right to work is valid or not.

Email replies will be sent starting from 1 February 2023

We will start replying to email enquiries on 1 February 2023. During the transition period between 24 January and 1 February, it may take longer than two weeks to get a reply to your message.

Up to now, it has been possible to request a certificate of your or your employee’s right to work from the Finnish Immigration Service. The certificate has been subject to a fee. Certificate requests will no longer be received after 24 January 2023.

Email message describes your right to work at that moment

You can see the date when the email message has been sent at the top of the message. If your situation has changed after the message was sent, also your right to work may have changed.

Read more about right to work on our web page Right to work

New service makes it easier to ask about your right to work

From the beginning of February, customers and employers can ask about their own or their employees’ right to work free of charge.

The aim of the email service is to answer questions about right to work faster and give more precise information about the status of your or your employee’s right to work.

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