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Residence permit application for work in top or middle management

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you will work in the top or middle management of a company.

  • Your work must consist of managerial duties.
  • The company for which you will work must be large enough to have both top and middle management.
  • You must have confirmed employment before you can apply for this permit.

When you apply for a residence permit for work in top or middle management, you can apply using the fast-track service and get the permit in two weeks. Read more on the page Fast track

  • Expected processing time

    First permit 1–2 months / extended permit 2 months

  • Electronic application fee

    First permit 380 € / extended permit 170 €

  • Paper application fee

    First permit 480 € / extended permit 430 €

You can apply for a D visa at the same time as you apply for a residence permit. The D visa allows you to travel to Finland immediately after you have been issued with a residence permit and a D visa sticker has been attached to your passport. Read more on the page D visa

This is what you should do


Fill in the application:

Right to work

  • Your right to work gives you the right to perform the work for which you have been granted a residence permit.
  • Your right to work begins when you are granted a residence permit. You cannot start working before you get a residence permit.
  • Your right to work ends when your residence permit expires.

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