My work/Residence permit Experience - 2017

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My work/Residence permit Experience - 2017

Post by bassiouny » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:09 am

So I applied for a work permit last July 2017. And I was very nervous about how long will it take, what papers do I need .. etc.
And unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information online from other people who went through the same thing. So after being informed that I was granted the permit, I want to put the whole thing here for anyone who might need or want to know the whole process from start to end.

- I came to Finland for an internship for 6 months, and for that, I needed a temporary work permit. I won't discuss this here as I don't remember most of it :D .
- Then after the internship ended, the company offered me a permanent contract to apply for a new work permit.
- The company advised me to apply for "special expert" work permit because I am a university graduate. On the website, it says:
You may be considered to be a specialist if:
your work tasks are demanding and require university studies.
your salary is higher than average, at least approximately 3,000 euro gross pay per month.
FYI: my salary is below 3000 euro.
-for the papers, I had to submit online
copy of valid passport
employment contract
degree certificate
in addition to that, there were some papers that the company must provide.

Finally, this is my enterFinland log that I used to check everyday :D
1/20/2017 A customer number has been created for you. You can see your customer number at the top of the page.
7/7/2017 We have received the processing fee for your application.
7/7/2017 We have received your application and it is pending.
7/11/2017 You have proved your identity and a diary number has been created for your application. You can see the diary number at the top of the page. Your application has been placed in the processing queue. We will contact you if we need more information from you. Our processing times can be found on our website at
7/18/2017 You have sent additional information for the application. We have received it. The documents you sent are displayed in the application information.

8/18/2017 The Employment and Economic Development Office has made a partial decision on your application. Your application is now in queue for processing at the Finnish Immigration Service. We will contact you if we need additional information. See our website for processing times.
10/3/2017 The processing of your application has started. Contacting us does not speed up the processing of the application. If we need further information from you, we will send you a request through this service.
10/4/2017 A decision has been made on your application.
10/4/2017 The decision can be read on your user account.
10/4/2017 You have received the decision
if you have any questions, don't hesitate.

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Re: My work/Residence permit Experience - 2017

Post by wen1220 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:52 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience.
I just wanna ask what is initiation certificate means?oct 12 2o17 it says in enter finland it started but until now still in progress..its been 6 days!and how can i know if my partial decision is positive?thank you

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