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nejdi94
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Residence permit extension

Post by nejdi94 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:03 pm

Hello,

In the construction field here in Finland usually they work during summer so my brother has this 7 month contract right now that will allow him to work until December.
He got a residence permit based on that already.
The owner of the business is fine with offering him another contract with the same conditions that would start in May 2020 for next year. But it means he could be jobless for the period of January - April. Economically it is fine because he makes enough money in 7 months to support himself even when he is not working.

- Can he apply directly for residence permit extension before the current residence permit ends with the new contract that starts in May 2020?
- Is it problematic that he will not be working for 4 months? I have been reading migri's page but didn't find any condition that the contract should continue directly for you to extend your work permit.
- What is done in these cases?



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betelgeuse
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Re: Residence permit extension

Post by betelgeuse » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:37 pm

nejdi94 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:03 pm
In the construction field here in Finland usually they work during summer so my brother has this 7 month contract right now that will allow him to work until December.
He got a residence permit based on that already.
The owner of the business is fine with offering him another contract with the same conditions that would start in May 2020 for next year. But it means he could be jobless for the period of January - April. Economically it is fine because he makes enough money in 7 months to support himself even when he is not working.

- Can he apply directly for residence permit extension before the current residence permit ends with the new contract that starts in May 2020?
- Is it problematic that he will not be working for 4 months? I have been reading migri's page but didn't find any condition that the contract should continue directly for you to extend your work permit.
- What is done in these cases?
It's ok to apply based on the future contract. As long as you can show that the contract is enough to support the whole year, it's not a problem. The condition to get approved is:
(2) An alien’s means of support are considered secure at the time when the alien’s first residence permit is issued if the alien’s residence is financed through gainful employment, pursuit of a trade, pensions, property or income from other sources considered normal so that the alien cannot be expected to become dependent on social assistance referred to in the Act on Social Assistance (1412/1997) or on other similar benefit to secure his or her means of support. Social security benefits compensating for expenses are not regarded as such a benefit.
(3) When issuing extended permits, the alien’s means of support shall be secure as provided in subsection 2, provided, however, that temporary resort to social assistance or other similar benefit securing the alien’s means of support does not prevent the issue of the permit.
https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokse ... 040301.pdf


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