Business Immigration to Finland
From consultations and business opening to the Residence Permit and Citizenship
Business Immigration to Finland:
Residence Permit for 1 year + Residence Permit for 1-4 years + Permanent Residence or Citizenship
This program of business immigration to Finland is based for entrepreneurs and/or employment activity. Residents, holding Permit of category A obtain all social benefits. Access to dual citizenship in four years! Annually more than 1000 families immigrate to Finland under this program.
It is suitable for individual entrepreneurs, freelancers and for those “advanced” in business
The key factors and conditions are experience and expertise in the professional as well as the business field. The presence of international business connections and contacts is a special advantage, as well as innovative developments and technologies.
Currently statistics show, our clients receive the largest percentage of positive decisions on the provision of a residence permit, based on the business immigration.
We are the leading Finnish immigration agency! We provided legal assistance to more than 400 clients in the issues of immigration, movement and adaptation in the country!
What are the advantages of the program of Business Immigration to Finland?
- Sphere of activity is not limited.
- There is no hiring requirement!It is enough to employ the main applicant for the Residence Permit.
- No requirement for investments It sets Finland apart from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and other countries, where one needs to invest certain amounts.
- There are no requirements for a material position or a large share capital.
- Bureaucratic procedures at opening a firm and doing business (accounting, etc.) are transparent.
In Finland, due to geographical proximity, it is possible to directly monitor affairs and communications, to benefit from cross-border opportunities with the EU, enjoying comfort, security, order and impeccable ecology in the second best quality of life country in the EU
How to apply for the Residence Permit to the Consulate of Finland?
1. Prepare a package of documents to the Consulate of Finland for the execution of the Residence Permit
We prepare all necessary documents in accordance with the standards of the consulate and the Finnish office work.
2. Obtain special insurance for each immigrant
It is necessary to obtain special medical insurance for each person, who applies for the Residence Permit.
3. Payment of consular fee
Payment is made in the Consular Department of the Finnish Embassy: €450 for the main applicant, reunified spouse — €420, child under 18 — €220.
4. Submit a package of documents to the Consulate of Finland, nearest to the place of residence
Documents for permit are also accepted in the Migration Service of Finland (only upon discussion with Service Provider, depends on your business plans).
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Who suits for Business Immigration to Finland?
Ordinary families with resources
Those, who wish to immigrate and are morally and financially ready to start a business in Finland or buy an operating company. The business can be bought starting from €30,000. In local country. In order to obtain the Residence Permit, you can buy a simple inexpensive business in the service sector: cafes, restaurants, beauty salons, car washes, motorway filling stations, etc. Such options do not require specialized knowledge or in-depth knowledge of languages.
Remote specialists, Freelancers
Remote workers, independent professionals in any field, IT freelancers — in general, everyone who does not usually depends on the place of residence. The contracts invoices and salaries are transferred to the established Finnish company or individual entrepreneurship. A Finnish company can easily get money from foreign customers. Western companies are willing to cooperate with the Finnish company.
Businessmen or investors
Businessmen and investors, who develop a specific business in Finland, for example, in the sphere of production, trade, licensing business, construction. We can also recommend our own promising projects and administer the clients’ investment projects. We develop the idea “from scratch” or select and re-form the existing business, and we also assist in the subsequent legal and accounting services for the business.
Small and medium-sized entrepreneurs who have a certain established business. It is especially simple for those who can transfer part of the transactions, contracts to their own new Finnish firm to pay salaries to themselves. Also for the start, one can use the founder’s contribution to pay salaries and taxes.
Real estate investors
Purchase of one or more real estate objects or participation in a construction project may, at certain conditions, be the basis for the Residence Permit. For a family of 3 people the total cost of the object starts from €300,000 (since the rate of return is usually 4% to 25% per annum).
Two simple steps to obtain the Residence Permit in Finland on the basis of business
1. Establishment of the basis for Business Immigration to Finland
The basis will be a Finnish company, which we register for you or help you to purchase. You can see the Scenarios for Business Immigration below. We promote the implementation of the business plan itself and support companies legally.
Opening of a company and start of the new business
We assist in implementation of your business plan. Finland is one of the top 10 countries with the best conditions for doing business. The level of purchasing power in Finland is high (GDP per capita is USD 37,000) (Germany USD 38,291), which makes the domestic market of 5.5 million people attractive. The proximity of the EU, Scandinavia, the Baltic states and the CIS makes Finland a promising country for many business areas.
Simple businesses for Business Immigration
Our clients have different situations — someone wants to come to Finland to create and continue making profit. There are some clients, whose basic business generates enough profit and they are interested in permanent residence and add extra projects for the income. You can see the proposed scenarios or request a special solution to meet your needs.
Purchase of a ready-made business in Finland
The basis to obtain the Residence Permit in Finland can be the purchase of a profitable business. We will find the right business, carry out an audit and help you with the transaction. Usually, the business is re-registered to your new firm: the company assets, customer base, key employees, contracts, etc. For example, one can buy a cafe from €35,000, a motorway filling station from €90,000, a car wash from €40,000, etc.
Purchase of income generating property in Finland
The basis for Business Immigration can be a business of renting and managing commercial or private real estate, on behalf of your own Finnish company. Real estate can belong to you or be in the non-shared ownership of your company. With the right approach, preparation of the business plan, formation of the necessary package of documents, your real estate in Finland will become the reason for granting the Residence Permit, the Permanent Residence and then the Citizenship.
2. Execution of the Residence Permit in Finland
Oleskelulupa is a permit to stay in Finland, the Residence Permit. To obtain it, you need to confirm the reasons for your immigration by the documents — prepare a package of documents for the Consulate, obtain insurance, pay fees and submit the documents to the nearest Consulate. The procedure of obtaining the Residence Permit on the basis of business is described in details in the relevant section. To get the best plan for your Business Immigration — call us, we will immediately offer the best options based on your conditions and goals.
Chief Technical Specialist in Finnish business- immigration.
Anna Tishchenko is the chief technical specialist of the company. Expert in the field of joint-stock company legislation, Finnish immigration legislation, social insurance legislation.
Specialist for investment projects in real estate.
Igor Titov is an expert in the field of investments in commercial and residential property. He has significant experience in the development and support of business in Finland. Analytics, strategic planning and business communications in Finland.
Company Director / CEO, specialist for business and business immigration in Finland.
Tanja Pelkonen is an expert in the field of legislation on joint stock companies, the Finnish tax legislation (including the EU), migration laws, social security (protection) laws. Member of the Finnish Transport and Logistics (SKAL).
1. Adaptation services: selection of schools, kindergartens, registration at courses.
2. Proper registration of cars when moving (tax reduction).
3. Lawyer services in Finland, including appealing against decisions of Finnish state agencies (migration department, tax department, social services, etc.).
4. Communication or correspondence with Finnish state or financial authorities.
5. Operations with real estate: purchase, lease and registration of immovable property in Finland.
6. Services of a Finnish consultant-interpreter, including a representative in negotiations.
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One-time expenses We advise you, check your preliminary agreements, business plan, draw up documents and coordinate your case throughout the process – up to the obtaining of the Residence Permit. Our services for execution of a residence permit in Finland according to the business scheme cost from 5000€. In addition, one must pay the state fee in the Consular Department of the Finnish Embassy: €550 for the applicant, reunified spouse — €450, child under 18 — €230. Finnish company opening services — from 4000€ Example of monthly expenses: Taxes from €300 per month. Accountant’s services about €100 per month.
Part of the necessary measures can be carried out remotely, by phone and mail. Only when opening an account for a Finnish company in a Finnish bank, the personal presence of the founders is required.
Usually, the package of documents is filed for registration with consular departments in the country of residence. The response is awaited at the same place. At the request of the client, we can organize the submission of documents and waiting for a decision on granting the Residence Permit in Finland (only with agreement of the Service provider, depends on your plans). The Residence Permit is extended in 6-7 months in the police department at the place of registration in Finland.
The Residence Permit is granted through the Migration Department based on verification and processing of your documents. On average, the decision is made in 6-10 months; during this period, citizens and residents are already entitled to stay in Finland with the long-term visa. Upon receipt of the Residence Permit, all European countries are open for you for one year. Usually, in a year the Residence Permit is extended for 1-4 years.
Minimum account activity of the company should be sufficient to cover:
1. Operating expenses of the company;
2. Payment of salary to the director (the person, who applies for the Residence Permit) min. €1,300 after taxes;
3. Payroll taxes — min. €300 per month for the person, who applies for the Residence Permit.
Finnish banks pay special attention to foreigners.
The service of registration of a joint stock company (Оy — osakeyhtiö) costs 4,000€ — this is the payment for our services. The charter capital from €2,500 is added to that payment — it can be used/debited after the registration at your own discretion. State registration fee is €380.
Citizens of any state can open a company, however, in addition to the main founder (you), there must be a Finnish resident within the board – we help in selection and controlling them. Further on the basis of the company activities, foreign founders can obtain a residence permit in Finland and a social insurance number — then one can replace our temporary member of the board with the main founder who has already been granted an official status in Finland.
Three years ago my husband and I decided to migrate to Europe. Advertisement about immigration to Finland was among immigration options and I was amazed that it was also possible to immigrate there! I contacted Fintegra company, clouded by uncertainty, how can one just entrust their future and money to unknown people, without any recommendations But after a conversation with the Company Director Tatiana, all my fears disappeared immediately, because I got reasonable and consistent answers to all my questions, which is obviously very important at making the decision.
In search of an opportunity to move to any wealthy country, I saw an advertisement of Fintegra Company. Its site contained a lot of interesting information about Finland. Then the scheme was standard: call order, confidence in the made choice, an invitation to obtain a visa from Fintegra, consultation, service contract and waiting for a Residence Permit… Without waiting for the decision of the migration service, the company specialists also filed documents in the name of my wife and children. I am satisfied with the result in full. Thanks to Fintegra team!
Five years ago our family relied on Fintegra at immigration to Finland. Tatyana and her colleagues helped us in all issues, from the very beginning till granting of the Finnish citizenship. When one comes to another country, a lot of questions arise, Fintegra always answered all our questions and helped us everywhere (visiting a doctor, a conversation with a teacher, help in receipt of allowance, registration for language courses). And still, if any difficulties arise, we always ask qualified specialists from Fintegra for help.