Signed a contract as a Software Developer, over 3000€ salary, about visa and permits

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Äläitkerumalapsi
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Signed a contract as a Software Developer, over 3000€ salary, about visa and permits

Post by Äläitkerumalapsi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:03 pm

Hello

I have signed a contract as a Software Developer, and my salary is above 3000€. I would say I'm pretty good at what I do, that they wanted me to come over and work for them. (I have a Computer engineering degree, studied for master's in IT in Finland, but didn't finish it and started working back home. ~Nightmare thesis that's the continuation of an unfinished PHD thesis..~).

I currently live in a non-EU country and my boss told me I can come to work with a visa as a specialist asap, and apply for a permit once in Finland.


I also know that I can't travel to Finland if I apply for a residence permit here, before my permit decision is made. In that case I would have to cancel my application and make a new one once in Finland.

Should I apply for a Visa with an invitation letter from my employer, my contract, diploma and other documents, noting that my income is my salary while I work? I would note that I will be working as a Special Expert, of course (and prove it with the documents)?

What happens if the Visa is rejected, do I apply for a residence permit for a specialist here then? Would the visa rejection affect that application?

(Boss would like me to start asap. I'm full of stress.Had student residence permit before moving to Finland before. Scared that passport police might stop me and wait until morning and contact my employer or something. Don't want to cause them trouble.)

Thank you for the clarification.

PS:
Source of my current knowledge:

What my boss told me about the other employees who arrived with visa and applied for a Specialist Permit and got it quickly,
Migri.fi , Specialist description: http://migri.fi/en/specialist/en
Migri.fi Right to work without permit: http://migri.fi/en/article/-/asset_publ ... skelulupaa
Aliens law : https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/ ... 0301#L5P79



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Re: Signed a contract as a Software Developer, over 3000€ salary, about visa and permits

Post by Beep_Boop » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:01 am

Your boss is right. You can come to Finland on a regular visit visa, apply for a residence permit for a specialist, and start working immediately even before the residence permit is issued.

Try to do that and see how it goes. Bring your papers with you so that your border crossing is is quick and easy.
Every case is unique. You can't measure the result of your application based on arbitrary anecdotes online.


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Re: Signed a contract as a Software Developer, over 3000€ salary, about visa and permits

Post by Äläitkerumalapsi » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:03 pm

Beep_Boop wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:01 am
Your boss is right. You can come to Finland on a regular visit visa, apply for a residence permit for a specialist, and start working immediately even before the residence permit is issued.

Try to do that and see how it goes. Bring your papers with you so that your border crossing is is quick and easy.
Thank you for your help. I have put up all necessary documents and will hand in my Visa application tomorrow, with a nicely written cover letter, employment contract, invitation letter and others. A migraatio CR told me the same when I phoned to inquire today.


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Re: Signed a contract as a Software Developer, over 3000€ salary, about visa and permits

Post by boomeraang » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Could you update your status now. :)


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