Effective 10 November 2016, the time limit for residence permit and EU registration applicants to prove their identity in person and submit original documents has increased from one month to three months.
Also, effective 11 November 2016, applications for a residence permit on the basis of family ties can be submitted online.
Effective 1 January 2017, the Finnish Immigration Service will be responsible for accepting applications for residence and citizenship permits, rather than the police, as currently.
Also from 1 January 2017, any employer in another country posting employees to work temporarily in Finland must report the posting before work begins.
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