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Notification of the terms and conditions of employment of non-EU nationals

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

If you employ a national of some other country than an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland or a member of their family, you must without delay provide the TE Office or the local government pilot with information on the principal terms of employment of the foreign person.

The TE Office must be notified of the terms and conditions of employment of people who have been granted a residence permit and of people who work on a visa or visa-free.

Compliance with the obligation is monitored by the occupational safety and health authorities.

Do the following

You can submit a notification electronically through the Enter Finland service for employers.

Complete the printable form and tick the box ‘Giving the worker details’. Pay special attention to section 4. Main terms and conditions of work. Submit the form to the TE Office or local government pilot.

You can also provide the information in a free format, such as a copy of the employment contract. The notification must include information about the main terms and conditions of work, such as the principal assignments, the duration and nature of the work, salary, the applicable collective labour agreement and the period of notice.

Enclose a copy of the employee’s passport or residence permit card in order to verify their identity.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.


You must submit the notification without delay after the employment contract is signed.

Basic information

The service is provided byTE Office
Other responsible organisationsVarsinais-Suomi TE Office, Lapland TE Office, Kainuu TE Office, Etelä-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Pohjois-Karjala TE Office, Uusimaa TE Office, Pohjois-Savo TE Office, Pohjanmaa TE Office, Häme TE Office, Satakunta TE Office, Keski-Suomi TE Office, Kaakkois-Suomi TE Office, Etelä-Savo TE Office, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa TE Office, Pirkanmaa TE Office
Responsible for the serviceTE Office
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesSwedish, Finnish
Text edited by: TE Office
Updated: 4/8/2022