Employer of Record Finland

Work Permits and Visas in Finland

Employer of Record Finland

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Do I need a Work Permit or Visa to work in Finland?

Whilst Agility EOR does not generally “sponsor” Work Permits (this practice is not always compatible with the EOR/PEO model), we can generally support candidates needing a work permit in Finland.

Citizens of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland) do not need a visa or special permit to enter or stay in the country. They can also work for pay without the need for a residence permit. 

EU citizens and citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland do not require a residence permit to reside and work for a period of 3 months. If they plan to remain in Finland for an extended period of time, they register their right to reside with the local police station. 

Non EU citizens require both a Finland work permit and residence permit. The kind of permits depend on the kind of employment they intend to engage in. A specialised permit is required for highly qualified individuals who have been offered. There are some jobs in businesses that require a work visa issued by the National Board of Patents and Registration for individuals who live outside the European Economic Area (EEA). 

The different types of Finland work permit are:

  1. Employment-based permits: based on your employment status and job type
  2. Study-based permits: for students studying in Finland
  3. Family-based permits: for family members of a Finnish citizen or resident
  4. EU citizen permits: for citizens of EU/EEA countries
  5. Entrepreneur-based permits: for self-employed individuals
  6. Trainer/teacher-based permits: for individuals providing training or teaching services
  7. Artist-based permits: for artists, musicians, and other creative professionals.
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We deliver a fully-managed EOR Service in Finland, including Payroll, HR and legal support. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an Employer of Record company. The Employer of Record will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance, NGO (Not for Profit) and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!