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For employers

On these pages, you will find information about employing foreign workers and about the employer’s role in the employee’s residence permit process. 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.

Handle your matters quickly in the Enter Finland online service

Instruct your employee to submit a residence permit application in our online service Enter Finland.  This enables you to supplement the application in Enter Finland for Employers, which speeds up the processing of the application. You can supplement the application with information about the employment and your company as well as pay for the application on behalf of the employee. 

If your employee submits an online application, we are able to use automation, which streamlines and expedites the processing of the application. Using Enter Finland is safe and reliable. 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:

Videos

See the Finnish Immigration Service’s work-related recordings:

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.