Finland is a Nordic country with a population of 5.5 million. It rapidly developed an advanced economy while building an extensive welfare state based on the Nordic model, resulting in widespread prosperity and one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Finland is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. In 2015, Finland ranked first in the World Human Capital and the Press Freedom Index and as the most stable country in the world during 2011.

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Economy equal to that of the UK, Belgium, and France.
  • Decentralized publicly funded healthcare system.
  • Ranked happiest country in the world by the United Nations.
  • Among top three EU countries for quality of life.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

SELF-EMPLOYMENT  VISA

INVESTMENT AMOUNT NO MINIMUM AMOUNT (PRIVATE TRADER)
€ 2500 (LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)
INVESTMENT TYPE
LLC or Private Trader
SPOUSE Yes
 CHILDREN Yes (Under 18 years of age)
PARENTS No
PROCESSING TIME
6 to 8 months
PHYSICAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS After 4 years continuous residency
LENGTH OF STATUS RECEIVED
1 year subject to 4 year extension
PERMANENT RESIDENCY
After 5 years on Self-Employment Visa
CITIZENSHIP
After 5 years of Permanent Residency
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Submission of basic business plan and other viability documents (extensiveness dependent on scale of business).
Must learn Finnish for Passport.
Fluency in English.
Highly skilled individuals will pass quickly.
NATIONALITY DISQUALIFICATIONS No
DUAL CITIZENSHIP Yes

YOUR JOURNEY

STEP ONE

Documents are collected including formation documents, financial information, and business plan along with personal immigration documents.

STEP TWO

File is submitted to the Center of Economic Development to review and evaluate profitability of the business and if it is sufficient to sustain foreign nationals in Finland.

STEP THREE

Provisional Approval is sent to Finnish Immigration Services to make a final decision on the Application.

STEP FOUR

If approved, applicant is granted residency.

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