Finland Immigration Services

​​Finnish law provides several ​solutions for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.
 
Business visitors to Finland typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stay to 90 days in a 180-day period. Note that foreign nationals who will receive any monetary compensation from a Finnish entity require a residence permit, regardless of activities performed or duration of stay.
 
The main work authorization category is the Residence Permit for a Specialist, suitable for highly skilled experts. The permit can be issued for two years initially and can be extended.
 
EU/European Economic Area/Swiss nationals do not require work or residence authorization.
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.