Residence permit application on the basis of research completed in Finland
Apply for a residence permit using this application if
- you have carried out and completed research work in Finland
- you have a job in Finland, are an entrepreneur, or pursue a trade or business.
You can apply for a residence permit on these grounds regardless of which permit you have held when conducting research. If you have completed your research in Finland, you do not need to apply for a residence permit for an employed person or a residence permit for an entrepreneur.
When can I start working?
First residence permit:
You cannot start working before you get a residence permit. Once you are granted the residence permit, you may work without restrictions.
If your current permit is a residence permit for a researcher and you apply for an extended permit on the basis of completed research work before your current permit expires, you may continue to work or start a new job before the extended permit is granted. You may work without restrictions. Read more about the right to work while your application for an extended permit is being processed.