How to live in Finland for permanent residence

How to live in Finland for permanent residence

  1. if you know the language, then the most advantageous option is work, after five years of conscientious work you can apply for citizenship
  2. Immigrants are not only foreign visitors, but also Finnish citizens returning to the country after being abroad more than 1 year.

    To stay in Finland for a longer time than foreseen by visas, foreigners need to obtain a residence permit.
    The residence permit will be issued for other purposes, rather than tourism or short-term residence (not more than 3-x months). However, a residence permit is also required for short stays of less than three months if the purpose of the stay is to work or conduct your own business in Finland. The permit requires a valid passport.

    If you plan to work in Finland, then you need a work permit, except for citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland and citizens of EU / EEA countries who do not need such permission.

    Also after 5 and more years of permanent residence in Finland, you can apply for citizenship. The decision to grant citizenship is made personally by the President of Finland. For adult applicants, the requirements are as follows:

    * Accommodation in Finland at the time of the application and during the last 5 years;
    * Decent way of life, observance of the Finnish laws;
    * availability of sufficient funds from the applicant and his family;
    * good knowledge of Finnish or Swedish;
    * As a rule, a refusal of already existing citizenship is required.

  3. Renunciation of Citizenship of Russia
  4. Look at the immigration programs on the website of the Embassy of Finland.
  5. Marry a Finn. Other options involve great torment and do not give 100% guarantee.

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