Employer: it is enough to check the asylum seeker’s right to work every eight weeks

11.2.2019 14.45
Press release

The employer has the obligation to check the asylum seeker’s right to work. It is enough to check it every eight weeks.

When the employer checks the asylum seeker’s right to work by phone, the call is recorded in the Register of Aliens. The employer has fulfilled its obligation if the register shows that it has checked the right to work every eight weeks.

The asylum seeker has the right to work in Finland without a residence permit when three or six months have elapsed from the submission of an asylum application. The limit is three months if the asylum seeker has presented a valid travel document when submitting the asylum application. The limit is six months if the asylum seeker has not presented a travel document.

Check the asylum seeker’s right to work:

  • Your need the employee’s customer number.
  • Call the service number: +358 295 433 155 (Mon–Fri at 9 a.m.–12 noon)
  • If the employment relationship continues, check the asylum seeker’s right to work again in eight weeks’ time.
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