Instructions for employers on filling in the terms of employment
Follow these instructions if your employee is applying for a residence permit on the basis of work.
If your employee is applying for a seasonal work permit, see the instructions for supplementing the terms of employment.
Filling in the terms of employment in Enter Finland for Employers
If you are filling in the terms of employment in Enter Finland for Employers, the form will direct you to respond to the correct questions and upload the correct attachments. First, fill in the terms of employment and submit the form in Enter Finland. After this, you can upload the mandatory attachments. The required attachments are determined based on the information you enter on the form.
- Read more about filling in the terms of employment in Enter Finland for Employers.
Filling in the paper ‘Terms of employment’ form
If you are using the paper ’Terms of employment’ form, you must ensure that you respond to the correct questions. The attachments required from employers are listed in section 5 at the end of the paper ‘Terms of employment’ form. For example, we receive more information on companies directly from the official registers such as the Finnish Tax Administration’s Compliance Reports, which is why less information is required from companies than other employers.
See the instructions for filling in each section:
- Employer or a party authorised to represent an employer
- Legal form of the employer
- Employer’s details
- Questions for companies
- Is the employee a posted worker from another EU/EEA country and covered by the posting country’s social security system during the posting period?
- Will the employee be doing temporary agency work or work in the service of a contractor or subcontractor?
- Has the company been in operation for less than a year or have the company’s most recent financial statements not been submitted to the Finnish Tax Administration?
- Questions for associations and sports clubs
- Questions for employers who are private individuals
- Will the employee’s salary be paid by a substitute payer? The substitute payer may be, for instance, a municipality that pays the salary of a personal assistant.
- Employer’s domicile and business location
- Terms of employment
- Professional field
- Occupation and main duties
- Duration of employment contract
- Working time
- Grounds for pay
- Fringe benefits
- Collective agreement
- Place of work
- Specific qualifications and an accepted state of health
- Availability of labour
- Assurance of compliance with employer’s obligations