FINLAND – New Notification Requirements for Posted Workers

Effective 1 September 2017, companies posting employees for assignments in Finland will have new notification requirements.

Finland has become the latest European Union member nation to revise its national laws and procedures to transpose the EU Posted Worker Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EU).

Both the new Act on Posting Workers (447/2016) and the old Posted Workers Act (1146/1999) apply to posted workers. Note that the old act will still apply to posted workers when the new act comes into force if these workers have been posted to Finland based on a contract that concluded before 18 June 2016.

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FINLAND – New Notification Requirements for Posted Workers

This alert was drafted using information provided by Finland Relocation Services.

FINLAND – Changes to Residence Permit Application Procedures; and New Posted Worker Notification Requirement

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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FINLAND – Changes to Residence Permit Application Procedures; and New Posted Worker Notification Requirement

This alert was drafted using information provided by Finland Relocation Services.

New Data in Immiguru: Finland – Residence Permit Based on Employment

We’re very pleased to announce that the Residence Permit Based on Employment process to Finland has been added to Immiguru.

Nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)/Switzerland/Nordics who will be working in Finland will generally require a residence permit based on employment.

Many thanks to our partner in Finland, Milla Alcaide at Finland Relocation Services, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Finland – Assignment From Within the EEA (Under 90 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Assignment From Within the EEA (Under 90 Days) process into Finland was added to Immiguru this week. This process is for a non-EEA national who is employed and contracted by a home entity in the EEA country and sent on short term assignment (up to 90 days within a 180 day period) as a service provider to Finland, in which case they do not need a Finnish work permit.

Many thanks to our partner in Finland, Finland Relocation, for their help with this!

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FINLAND – Changes to the Personal Identity Code Application

Effective 1 December 2014, foreign nationals applying for a Finnish residence permit will be asked whether they wish to be registered in the Finnish Population Information System and apply for a personal identity number in the application form. Until now, foreign nationals have had to register separately at a local office in Finland after receiving the residence permit and arriving in the country in order to submit their personal data and request a personal identification number. The personal ID number, is often needed for tax purposes and when communicating with public authorities, banks and employers.

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FINLAND – Changes to the Personal Identity Code Application

This alert was drafted using information provided by Finland Relocation Services.