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Application for employer certification

This page contains instructions on how you can apply for employer certification for your company and what information is required for the application. Employers that have their registered office and place of business in Finland can be granted employer certification.

The Finnish Immigration Service considers separately in each case whether the company meets the requirements for certification. If you apply for certification for a subsidiary company, the parent company’s economic situation and the number of residence permits issued to its employees cannot be taken into account in the consideration.

  • Expected processing time for application

    1-2 months

  • Electronic application fee

    140 €

  • Paper application fee

    195 €

Companies that apply for employer certification must meet the following requirements:

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The Finnish Immigration Service obtains data from registers maintained by authorities to check that the requirements for granting a certification are met. If the required information is not available in the registers, you will be requested to submit the necessary information to the Finnish Immigration Service. If your company’s most recent financial statements have not been approved and submitted to the Finnish Tax Administration, we recommend that you apply for the certification after the financial statements have been approved, as this information is mandatory in the application.

Apply for employer certification in Enter Finland for Employers:

If you cannot use Enter Finland for Employers

If you cannot use the online service to apply for employer certification for your company, you can submit a paper application. In that case, pay the processing fee into the bank account of the Finnish Immigration Service: Danske Bank FI59 8129 9710 0117 35. The processing fee is 195 euros.

Fill in the paper application and submit it to the Finnish Immigration Service:

  • You can send it by post to this address: Finnish Immigration Service, PO Box 10, FI-00086 Maahanmuuttovirasto.
  • Alternatively, you can leave it in a letterbox, if there is one, or for the staff at one of the service points of the Finnish Immigration Service. See the locations of our service points.

Submit your application together with copies of the required attachments. The attachments are listed on the application form.

If you use a paper form to apply for employer certification, the decision will be sent to you by post.

Ask our chatbot Kamu! You will find Kamu in the bottom right corner of our web pages. Write ‘I am an employer’ in the text field below Kamu and Kamu will give you advice intended for employers.