CURRENT CHANGES RELATED TO COVID-19

We have listed below some of the current changes to procedures etc. that affect people moving to Finland.

Immigration:

 

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri encourages everyone to use the online service system Enter Finland for all possible matters. Many Finnish embassies are functioning on special schedules and access to services might be restricted. The deadline for identification is extended to 31 April 2021 instead of the regular 3 months. For more information visit Migri's website

Border control:

The restrictions and procedures to border control have changed several time during 2020. Currently entry to Finland is allowed for work and other necessary reasons. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Border control's website.

Taxation:

This year, a foreign employee working in Finland for the first time may, by way of exception, receive a tax card without visiting a tax office in person due to the coronavirus situation. The Tax Administration provides the employee with a tax number and a tax card based on information submitted in a form by the customer. The procedure is valid until 31 December 2020. For more information visit the tax office's website.

Local registration:

Should you need to visit the Digital and Population Data Services Agency e.g. to request municipality of residence, please book an appointment. The offices only serve clients by appointment at the moment. For more information visit DVV's website.

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