suomi.fi
Go directly to contents.

Permits and notifications for non-EU citizens

If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and are moving to Finland to become an entrepreneur, you need a residence permit for an entrepreneur, an employed person, or a start-up entrepreneur. Once you have been granted a residence permit for at least one year, you must also register at the Local Registry Office, which will provide you with a municipality of residence and a Finnish personal identity code. The actual process of establishing a business is similar as for Finnish citizens.

Text edited by: Suomi.fi editorial team

What services can I get?

See related services and service channels.
Updated: 4/24/2019