I'm moving from the UK to Helsinki in the next couple of weeks, and my permanent employment starts on the 24th February.
I need to apply for registration (and get my henkilötunnus). I have a rental agreement on my apartment, my passport, employment contract etc. However, I've been told that I can't apply until my employment contract begins. Two very quick questions...
1) Is this right? It means that I can't get started with anything (opening bank accounts, etc) for ages...
2) Does this mean that I can't get a tax card until after I've started working? Can I even get paid without a tax card?
chrislaa wrote:1) Is this right? It means that I can't get started with anything (opening bank accounts, etc) for ages...
chrislaa wrote:2) Does this mean that I can't get a tax card until after I've started working? Can I even get paid without a tax card?
chrislaa wrote:Yeah, I thought so too. But the Maistraatti offices have told me that I can't get registered until my contract begins on the 24th.
chrislaa wrote:Thanks all for your advice. I might try to get my employer to change the contract I guess. Otherwise it's going to be a long time before I get paid (they've said they need my henkilötunnus, tax card and bank account before they can pay me).
Out of curiosity, would it make a difference if I say I'm moving in (co-habiting) with my Finnish partner?
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