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Residence Permit in Finland
Advantages of the Residence Permit in Finland
- It is the third wealthiest country in the world according to THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX 2016!
- The one, who has the Residence Permit, obtains the same social security and civil rights as a citizen of the country.
- One can stay in the European Union for an unlimited period.
- Access to Finnish Permanent Residence or citizenship just in four years.
- Finland allows dual citizenship.
- Free medicine.
- Support program for spouse and fee free language courses.
- If necessary, monthly allowance for children.
- Education for free, subsidized kindergarten.
3 Types of Residence Permits in Finland:
Oleskelulupa is a permit to stay in Finland, the Residence Permit. There are three types of it:
Temporary Residence Permit – (Oleskelulupa “В”)
It is granted for education or work for one year. It can be extended or changed into another type, if circumstances change.
Permanent Residence Permit – (Oleskelulupa “А”)
It is valid during the validity period of the reason/base to obtain this type of permit. The first residence permit category A is issued for 1 year, the extension is implied from 1 year to 4. Then (in 4 years) you can get permanent residence or citizenship.
Permanent Residence — (Oleskelulupa “Р”)
It can be granted only if one has been residing in Finland for more than 4 years with the Residence Permit – Oleskelulupa “А” , without interruptions in getting the permits.
Bases for the Residence Permit and the Permanent Residence in Finland:
Residence Permit in Finland of Class А (full social benefits package, then Permanent Residence or citizenship), B (temporary, without social benefits package) and P (permanent, equal to citizenship) can be granted based on:
— IE, individual entrepreneur (self-sustainment, business)
— IT freelancer, remote specialist (for those who are independent of the place of work)
— Business (company establishment and self-sustainment)
— Purchase of real estate (private and commercial — special conditions)
— Investments with profitability of 4–25% (real estate, construction, ready-made business)
— Work (employment, special expert)
— Family relationship (marriage with a citizen or resident of Finland, family reunification)
— Education; scientific research; Au Paire; professional sports.
How do our clients get the Residence Permit in Finland?
Our specialists will support you throughout the whole process
First we consult our clients for free. Based on the conditions, professional backgrounds and work experience of the client, we offer a suitable basis for the Residence permit: work, real estate, family relations, individual entrepreneurship/private entrepreneurship, establishment or purchase of business or an investment project, etc. Then we support you during the whole process “on a turnkey basis” until obtaining the Residence Permit, the Permanent Residence in Finland or citizenship. When our client is granted the Residence Permit, we assist in movement, lease or purchase of an apartment, registration in institutions and enrollment of children to kindergartens and schools. You can contact us for assistance at any time.
Working out the basis for the Residence Permit:
If you don’t have any experience in doing business:
We assist in maximal qualitative use of your existing conditions and best practices — your education, professional experience and awards, financial resources. We draw your attention to simple types of bases that can be used to obtain a residence permit in Finland.
If you have a business plan or business idea:
We will assist in its implementation: from company registration and licensing to legal and accounting services. Our specialists in marketing and business communications will help you to develop your business. In addition, we help you to search, select and register the operating business in Finland in the specified field, for individual requests.
If you have no ideas, but you have financial resources
We will offer a ready-made business, perspective investment projects, profitable commercial real estate. Also, we will develop special comfortable solutions for wealthy clients. All offers guarantee the Permanent Residence.
Examples of Scenarios of Business Immigration and Business Plans, as bases for the Residence Permit/Permanent Residence
— Transfer of existing business operations to Finland
— Individual entrepreneurship, freelance, remote work
— Lease/rental business
— Start of the new business
— Purchase of operating business in Finland
— Investments* into real estate
Mandatory conditions to obtain and preserve the Residence Permit:
- Selection of the suitable basis
- Timely payment of taxes and wages for the one, who obtained the Residence Permit
- Timely extension of the Residence Permit
HOW MUCH DOES THE RESIDENCE PERMIT COST?
If we compare the immigration programs of other European countries and the costs associated with them — it is interesting to note that our immigration program is much more advantageous than immigration to Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. When you contact us for the first free legal consultation, you will make sure that the whole process is quite simple and does not require you to make significant investments.
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.
Bases for the Residence Permit for business in Finland
Opening of a business
The procedure is quite simple: in order to register a company it is necessary to choose a unique name, execute a package of constituent documents, open a bank account in a Finnish bank, pay state duties and send all documents for registration in the commercial register.
Real estate purchase, investing in construction, buying a ready-made business
We can help to materialize your business idea, but in case of its absence – you can get acquainted with the general business plans or business immigration scenarios. These are the simplest options of business schemes. When working directly with the client, we will help to choose the direction and develop a specific business plan.
Purchase of a ready-made business in Finland
The basis of obtaining the Residence Permit in Finland can also be the purchase of an operating company, which income is sufficient to move one person and/or even the whole family. We audit the company of interest and coordinate the purchase and sale transaction.
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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.