You can apply for a residence permit on the basis of a degree completed in Finland or research work completed in Finland, if
- you have a job and
- you have either studied and completed a degree in Finland or completed your research in Finland.
You can apply for a residence permit to look for work or to start a business, if you have or have had a residence permit for studies or for research and
- you do not yet have a job or
- you have a job but you do not earn enough to be issued with a residence permit on the basis of work.