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Fast track: Instructions for employers

An employee who intends to come to Finland can use the fast-track service if they are applying for one of the following residence permits: 

With the fast track service, the employee can get a residence permit within 14 days and arrive in Finland immediately after the residence permit has been granted. If your employee is already in Finland, he or she will not be able to apply using the fast track service.

Fast-tracking the application requires that both the employee and the employer use Enter Finland 

After your employee has submitted an application in Enter Finland, you must add the terms of employment to the employee’s application in Enter Finland for Employers within two (2) working days. 

If your employees use the fast track service, you cannot pay for their applications in Enter Finland. In order to use the fast track service, employees must pay for their applications themselves in Enter Finland before submitting the application.

See our visual summary of the fast-track process for employees.

This is what you should do:


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.