Migration – Finland

1. Entering Finland
2. Staying in Finland
3. Leaving Finland

The following section, Migration – Finland, contains information on the conditions which must be fulfilled in order for women to be able to enter Finland and to obtain a residence permit and – where applicable – a work permit.

The section is divided into three parts. Part 1 (Entering Finland) gives details of the conditions under which a migrant may legally enter Finland. In most cases she can apply for a visa which permits her to come to the country and to remain there for a limited period of time. This initial permit is described in Part 1. Possibilities for staying in the country vary according to the purpose of the intended stay, and are detailed separately in the text by reason for staying (1. Tourist, 2. Work, 3. Marriage, 4. Student, 5. Au Pair).
Information is given regarding conditions for entry into the country, documents required and the duration of the permit, as well as whether or not the woman who holds the visa is permitted to work.

Part 2 (Staying in Finland) indicates the length of time and the conditions under which the woman may, having legally entered the country, extend her stay in Finland, as well as the conditions under which the initial residence permit – mostly obtained in the form of a visa – can be extended. Therefore, this section is divided into the according categories. In addition, it contains information regarding possibilities for obtaining Finnish citizenship.

Part 3 (Leaving Finland), paragraph 1 (Reasons), indicates reasons which may lead to the woman being forced to depart the country. Paragraph 2 (Consequences) contains information regarding consequences for a woman who is expelled or deported from Finland.

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