Ministry of Employment to prepare legislative amendments on work-based residence permits

Publication date 8.9.2023 16.25 | Published in English on 17.10.2023 at 12.50
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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is preparing legislative amendments to clarify the effects of unemployment on valid work-based residence permits. In future, persons with a work-based residence permit will have to leave Finland if their employment relationship ends and no new employment relationship has been concluded within three months.

During the preparation, the Ministry will assess the scope of application of the so-called three-month rule and its effects on the availability of labour. The Government Programme proposes that compliance with the three-month rule be monitored: An obligation will be imposed on employers to notify the Finnish Immigration Service of the termination of the employment relationship of a person with a work-based residence permit.

In addition, the legislative amendments would expand the right to work of work-based residence permits. The changes would enter into force in 2025 at the earliest.

More information:
Press release by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 8 September 2023: Preparations begin to strengthen the tie between work-based residence permits and work

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