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Residence permit application for extended permit to look for work or to start a business

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you need an extended permit to look for work or to start a business and you do not yet have a job. You need to have a valid residence permit for studies or for scientific research.

  • If you have a residence permit for studies, you must have finished your studies and graduated.
  • If you have a residence permit for scientific research, you must have finished your research work or you must have completed a doctoral degree in Finland after finishing your research work.

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: 8/5/2020