Hi everyone, I have a question about permanent residence permits for work. I've spent a lot of time looking on migri.fi and other websites but I can't find an answer that's clear to me.
I know that you can apply for a permanent residence permit after being in Finland on a type A residence permit for four years. My question is, is this also possible on a fixed-term contract? Or does the work contract also need to be permanent in order to apply for permanent residence? I would like to continue looking for work in Finland to start when my contract concludes, and I don't want to take advantage of the system; I'm just wondering about my eligibility -- especially because applying for these permits over and over gets quite expensive for me and my family. My current contract will extend about a year and a half after the initial four-year period with a type A permit.
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Hi, from my own experience, I can say that you don't have to present a permanent work contract. Only the requirement is that the application must be eligible for A type permit, and the duration of your work contract (and your A type permit) must cover the period till you receive the decision for P permit.
Thanks! That's great to know.