Mobility notification for researchers

Submit a mobility notification to the Finnish Immigration Service if you intend to move to Finland from another EU Member State in order to conduct scientific research and if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have been granted a residence permit for research by an EU Member State.
  • You meet the conditions for mobility.
  • You will move to Finland for a maximum of two years.
  • You will carry out part of the research activity in a research organisation.

Please use the mobility notification form at the bottom of this page.

The Finnish Immigration Service is not responsible for your mobility period in a second EU Member State. If you have been granted a residence permit for scientific research in Finland and you wish to move to another EU Member State, please ask the competent authorities in the country in question about which conditions for mobility apply in that particular country.

If your family member has been granted a residence permit by an EU Member State, he or she can come to Finland with you. Your family member must submit a separate mobility notification to the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • Expected processing time for mobility notifications

    1 month

  • Processing fee

    100 €

     

This is what you should do

1

Make sure you meet the requirements for mobility.

2

Make sure you have all the attachments needed. If necessary, have them translated.

3

Fill in the notification form.

4

Pay the processing fee. Follow the payment instructions given in the mobility notification form. Attach a copy of the payment receipt to your notification.

5

Send the notification form to the Finnish Immigration Service.

Requirements

You must also meet the following requirements:

1

Sinulla on voimassa oleva passi.

2

Sinulla on toisen EU:n jäsenvaltion myöntämä tutkijan oleskelulupa.

3

Olet tehnyt sopimuksen Suomessa sijaitsevan tutkimusorganisaation kanssa.

4

Toimeentulosi on turvattu koko Suomessa oleskelusi ajan.

Attachments

  • colour copy of the passport page containing your personal data (you must have a valid passport)
  • copy of the residence permit granted to you by an EU Member State covering the whole period of your stay in Finland
  • hosting agreement signed by you and the research organisation in Finland
  • clarification of income (to prove that you have sufficient financial resources for your entire stay in Finland)
  • copy of the payment receipt (for the processing fee).

Certificate of right of residence

If the Finnish Immigration Service does not object to your mobility period, you will receive a certificate of your right to stay in Finland. After submitting your mobility notification, you can arrive in Finland at any moment within the period of validity of the permit issued by the first Member State.

Objections to the mobility period

The Finnish Immigration Service may object to your mobility period within 30 days from having received your mobility notification in the following cases:

  • Your mobility notification did not include all the requested information.
  • The documents attached to your notification have been fraudulently acquired, or falsified, or tampered with.
  • It can be established that you would be entering the country for purposes other than those for which you are applying to be admitted.
  • The maximum duration of stay (360 days) has been reached.

The Finnish Immigration Service must object to the mobility if you are considered to present a danger to public order, security or health.

Mobility notification for researchers, ILMOITUS_TUT

Fill in the paper notification form

If your family member has been granted a residence permit by an EU Member State, he or she can come to Finland with you. Your family member must submit a separate mobility notification to the Finnish Immigration Service.

Mobility notification for family members, ILMOITUS_TUT_PJ

Fill in a paper notification form
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