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Residence permit application for work in the field of mass media

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you are engaged professionally in the field of mass media and your employer or contractor does not have a place of business in Finland. You must have confirmed employment before you can apply for this permit.

You can apply for this permit if you work as a correspondent, journalist or photographer, for example.

  • Expected processing time

    First permit 2–4 months / extended permit 2 months

  • Electronic application fee

    First permit  380 € / extended permit 170 €

  • Paper application fee

    First permit 480 € / extended permit 430 €

If your employer has obtained employer certification, 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 about the D visa.

Your spouse and children can apply for a D visa if they are applying for a residence permit on the basis of family ties. Read more on the page Moving to Finland to be with a family member

This is what you should do

Prepare:

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.
  • If you apply for an extended permit, check if you have the right to work while your application is being processed.