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Enter Finland for Employers

If your employee applies for a residence permit online, you can to supplement the application with information about the employment and your company in the Enter Finland for Employers service. You can also pay for the application on behalf of the employee. You can follow the processing of the employee’s application in Enter Finland without the need to queue for our telephone service.

To make sure that you have the right to handle matters online for your company, we use the service e-Authorizations.

How to use the Enter Finland for Employers service

This is what you should do:

Who can use Enter Finland for Employers to represent a company?

We are using the e-Authorizations service on the website to ensure that users of Enter Finland for Employers have the right to act on behalf of their companies.

If you wish to act on behalf of a company, we will verify that you have the right to do so. This will be done by using the authorisations, performing a check in the Trade Register, the Business Information System, the Register of Associations or in the mandate register of e-Authorizations.

Employee announcement

You must submit an employee announcement if you are employing a person who comes from outside the EU or EEA and already has a valid residence permit and right to work. If your employee is now applying for a residence permit, and you have already added or will add the terms of employment in the employee’s application, you do not need to submit an employee announcement.

Under law, an employer who employs a worker from outside the EU must submit an employee announcement to an  Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office). For more information about the employee announcement, see the website of the TE Services (in Finnish).

If you are unable to use Enter Finland for Employers, fill in the employee announcement paper form and send it to the TE Office. 

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.