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  1. Overview: Finland
  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and Payroll
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
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Using A PEO Service With Immigration Support With Expat Hiring In Finland

Looking to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Finland? This is a loaded process to go through, including finding ways to:

  • Stay compliant with Finlandian immigration laws
  • Have all the necessary documents for work permit sponsorship
  • Effectively manage employment and payroll when your team has their visas

Compounding the issue is that a lot of expat workers generally go into Finland to handle shorter projects. So it doesn’t make much sense to set up your own subsidiary to arrange local payroll for your employees. Instead, you may want to take a look at a simpler solution.

For those that want to hire and pay expats in Finland, that means enlisting a global PEO that includes work permit support. This saves your company the headache of trying to incorporate in a new country. Your new PEO partner will provide all the guidance you need to handle Finland immigration procedures to get your team their visas/permits. After that, they can also help with onboarding and payroll for your expat team.

Acumen International has provided this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Finland, both for short- and long-term projects. We offer a compliant and fast way to get your team on the ground and working. No matter your timeline or business goals, Acumen International offers end-to-end work permit support and ensures full compliance with local labor legislation in Finland and 189 other countries.

Curious as to the best matches for Acumen’s work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution? These include:

  • Employer companies that plan to relocate, hire, and utilize expat workers in Finland.
  • Seasoned professionals that have already found an employer to finance their immigration and foreign employment, but just need to simplify the process.
  • Businesses planning to hire highly-skilled expats and send them to fill top positions in Finland.

A side note, you may not realize that by partnering with a single provider to handle both expat employment and work permit sponsorship, it’s a lot less likely your visas will be rejected. Our global immigration support will also save you time from trying to understand and navigate the different international rules and regulations.

Compared to other global PEO services, Acumen provides added benefits outside of a work permit if you have personnel on international assignments in Finland. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Office rent
  • Dependant relocation
  • Housing
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Finland takes from 2 to 3 months until entry to Finland, and a further 1 day before the whole process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Finland

  1. Work & Residence Permit Online Application
  2. Personal Consular Appearance (Biometrics)
  3. Entry to Finland
  4. Local Registration

Documents for work permit in Finland, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Application Fee Current fee and payment method should be checked directly with the Finnish Embassy or consulate of application. One original
OLE_TY1 Residence Permit Application (Online) To be completed online for applications as an employed person. Note that a Finnish personal ID number may be requested at the same time. One clear copy; one clear copy
Highest educational certificate(s) – Copy One clear copy
Copy of stamped passport pages Copy of any visas or stamped pages. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years and be valid for three months beyond the intended date of departure. One clear copy
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country) One original
2 Finnish Passport Photos 4.5cm x 3.5cm Photo specifications found in the link. Two originals
Valid Passport One original
Educational Certificate Original highest educational qualification. One original
Registration Application Form Available at the local Register Office (Maistraatti). One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Finland without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Finland.

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