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Jeolwuk
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IT Specialist without degree

Post by Jeolwuk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:05 am

Hello everyone!

I'm a non-EU citizen and I've received a really awesome job offer in Helsinki, which I took it and I'm about to apply for a RP using the Specialist Application. The thing is: I don't have a higher education, but have A LOT of experience.

The Migri.fi website states:
"If you do not have a higher education degree or your salary is smaller but you still want to apply for a residence permit for a specialist, your application must clearly explain why your work is an expert task that requires special expertise."

How can I explain why and how my work requires special expertise?
Should I just write a letter and attach it to the application? Should my employer write something?

Do any of you have experience with this kind of situation?

And hijacking my own post...
I have a wife, and she will apply at the same time as me. We need to fill out the PK1 Plus form. But it kinda assumes that I've already the RP (it asks for my "Personal identity number", for instance).
How do I properly fill out this form? Anyone with experience on this situation too?

Kiitos!



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FinnGuyHelsinki
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Re: IT Specialist without degree

Post by FinnGuyHelsinki » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:26 am

Definitely a letter from your employer carries more weight than just your own explanation, they were the ones that hired you, for your expertise, despite you not having a degree.


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Re: IT Specialist without degree

Post by Jeolwuk » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:54 am

Hi there,

Just in case anyone wonders what happened to my situation.

I did managed to get my permit without a degree.
The only thing I did to complement my application was to write a simple letter stating why I am a specialist and why my services would be needed. Everything else was just the standard requested documentation.

Thanks and good luck if you need it!


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