Opening a new business in Finland

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quadros
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Opening a new business in Finland

Post by quadros » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:28 pm

Hi Everyone,

My wife and I, both Indian, Christian with Portuguese ancestry but unable to claim Portuguese citizenship due to documentation reasons.

We would like to set up a business in Finland. Details of the business type i will withhold for now.

Here are a few questions i have:
1) How can I open a business in Finland?
2) What is the capital investment required to be invested?
3) Can you assist me with a credible lawyer to assist me?
4) What type of visa do I need? How long is the Visa valid for?
5) Is the visa renewal able? Any conditions for the visa renewal?
6) Can this converted to a Permanent Residence? How long till that happens?
7) Initially only my wife would move to Finland but I would like to visit here often how can i facilitate that?

Regards
A Quadros



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rinso
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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by rinso » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:55 pm

you'll be treated equally and fairly as Christian or Atheist.
Except that when you become member in a church, you'll have to pay church tax.
7) Initially only my wife would move to Finland but I would like to visit here often how can i facilitate that?


Your wife can open a business in her name and operate it. You can apply for dependent RP if your wife or business makes enough income to meet the requirements.
When you apply for a dependent RP you'll have to live here more than half the time (184 days/year). Your official place of residence will be Finland. That might effect your situation at home. The other option is to apply for a tourist visa (90 days/half year).


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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by Rosamunda » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:22 pm

This guide will answer most of your questions:
http://www.uusyrityskeskus.fi/wp-conten ... en_web.pdf
(see Page 31-33 in the above brochure for information on permits and registration for non-EU nationals)

https://yrityssuomi.fi/en/yrityksen-perustaminen

Links to professional lawyers and accountants:
http://www.rantalainen.fi/wp-content/up ... inland.pdf
http://www.expat-finland.com/entreprene ... shing.html


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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by sky2 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:24 am

roger_roger wrote:
quadros wrote: unable to claim Portuguese citizenship due to documentation reasons.
BTW why did Portuguese kicked you? fake documents? In such case the records are held and may circulate around EU to keep the fraudsters out.
Perhaps he belongs to the former Portuguese colony of India and has not even been to Portugal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_India


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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by Rosamunda » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 am

What about the Vikings?


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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by quadros » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Dear Roger / Rosamunda / Sky2 / Rinso,

Appreciate you taking the time to post your replies to my queries.

1) The business is certainly going to be legal in nature and and different. Nothing illegal about it.

2) History about the my community here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... _Catholics
My forefathers left Goa in the years after the Portuguese rulers of Goa introduced the Inquisition on behest of some corrupt officials under the patronage of the Church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_Inquisition

Therefore due to the records not reaching as far back we are unable to prove that we are Goans and they surely will not look into our culture and food habits to help us with the identify.

Thanks again


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Re: Opening a new business in Finland

Post by sky2 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:43 pm

roger_roger wrote:
sky2 wrote:Perhaps he belongs to the former Portuguese colony of India and has not even been to Portugal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_India
If people start getting citizenship based on which country colonized their territory then 80% of the world would be British, French, Portuguese and Spanish citizens.
Not sure how true it is:
Under Portuguese law, those born in Portuguese colonies before their liberation - in Goa, that would be 1961 - continue to be Portuguese, provided their births are registered in Portugal. Their descendants, up to the third generation, are also eligible for Portuguese passports, which is an incentive for even senior citizens who are otherwise not interested in moving, to get their names registered at the Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais (Central Registry of Births) in Lisbon.
http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/th ... 48855.html


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