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For employers

If your employee is not a citizen of an EU or EEA country, he or she must apply for a residence permit. Citizens of EU and EEA countries may work without restrictions, but they must register their right of residence.

On these pages, you will find information about employing workers from outside Finland and instructions related to the process.

Using Enter Finland for Employers to submit the terms of employment will speed up the processing of your employee's application

Instruct your employee to submit a residence permit application in Enter Finland.Your employee should first submit a residence permit application from their own Enter Finland account. After that, you should log in to Enter Finland for Employers and fill in the terms of employment for your employee’s application. When you fill in the terms of employment online, you can also pay the processing fee for the application on behalf of the employee.

There are many benefits to using the online service Enter Finland. If your employee uses Enter Finland to submit an application, automation can be used to streamline and expedite the processing of the application Submitting an application in Enter Finland is often less expensive than submitting a paper application. 

Your employee can find information about Enter Finland on the following pages:

Useful links

Guide for employed person

Is your employee applying for a residence permit for an employed person? They can find help in our guide for employed persons.

Information package: Work

This information package (pdf.) contains information on applying for a residence 
permit on the basis of work. 

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.