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.
- Employer’s role and obligations
- Enter Finland for Employers
- Arbetsgivarens anvisningar för expressfilen
- Fast track: Instructions for employers
- For employers of seasonal workers
- Frequently asked questions from employers
- Useful links for employers
- Employer certifiction
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:
Guide for employed person
Information package: Work
This information package (pdf.) contains information on applying for a residence
permit on the basis of work.