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Residence permit application for a start-up entrepreneur

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply with this application for a residence permit if you intend to come to Finland as a start-up entrepreneur. You must obtain a positive Eligibility Statement from Business Finland before you can apply for this permit. A start-up entrepreneur cannot get a residence permit without a positive statement from Business Finland.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.


Period of validity

The permit is valid for a fixed time.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Immigration Service
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Immigration Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 12/11/2020