Residence Permit for Employed Person

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machaela
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Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by machaela » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:39 pm

Moi!

I just came to Finland one month ago and found a job that will start at the very end of July. I am an American citizen, but I also have a Hungarian residence permit (for studies). I applied for the residence permit last week, but I have a few concerns... I have heard that it can take quite a long time to receive the work permit, so I am wondering if this means that I will not be able to start my job next month. I saw that if you work as a teacher (and I will be working as an assistant teacher at a kindergarten) then you can work for three month without the permit, which would give me five months in total to receive it. Can I still continue working even if a decision hasn't been made on the permit? Does anyone have any clue at all as to what the current processing times are? I'd really appreciate some feedback from anyone who might be in even a remotely similar situation.



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m.parvia
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by m.parvia » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:12 pm

machaela wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Moi!

I just came to Finland one month ago and found a job that will start at the very end of July. I am an American citizen, but I also have a Hungarian residence permit (for studies). I applied for the residence permit last week, but I have a few concerns... I have heard that it can take quite a long time to receive the work permit, so I am wondering if this means that I will not be able to start my job next month. I saw that if you work as a teacher (and I will be working as an assistant teacher at a kindergarten) then you can work for three month without the permit, which would give me five months in total to receive it. Can I still continue working even if a decision hasn't been made on the permit? Does anyone have any clue at all as to what the current processing times are? I'd really appreciate some feedback from anyone who might be in even a remotely similar situation.
http://migri.fi/en/processing-times This should give you an estimate for processing times.

If you work without a residence permit, you may be punished by a fine. You should check these out, there are some conditions where you can work:
http://migri.fi/en/working-in-finland
http://migri.fi/en/work-without-residence-permit


Aloosh
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by Aloosh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:57 am

10 months and waiting...


machaela
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by machaela » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:28 pm

10 months? Yikes. And if you don't mind me asking, how soon was your job supposed to start from the time you applied? Did you end up having to give up the job because you have been waiting so long for the permit?


Aloosh
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by Aloosh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 am

Well I am a business owner and am employed in my own company but yeah after investing so much money and time.....its torturous :?


Upphew
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by Upphew » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 am

Aloosh wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 am
Well I am a business owner and am employed in my own company but yeah after investing so much money and time.....its torturous :?
Are you sure you are employed? If you own your business you work in, then I'd say you are entrepreneur. See migri.fi/en/entrepreneur
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Visa is for visiting, Residence Permit for residing.


Aloosh
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Re: Residence Permit for Employed Person

Post by Aloosh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Yes I am employed in my own company. There are various types: Self- employed, Employed & Entrepreneur. In my case a partial decision is required from the Labor office and then Migri makes the final decision: https://migri.fi/en/working-in-finland


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