People fleeing Ukraine may start working immediately after applying for temporary protection
People who have fled from Ukraine and applied for temporary protection have the right to work in Finland as soon as they have submitted their application. In other words, they do not need to wait for a residence permit or a residence permit card to be issued to be able to work. A certificate of registration is sufficient.
In future, the police or the border authorities will issue applicants for temporary protection with a certificate stating that their application has been registered. Those who have applied for temporary protection earlier may, if necessary, request such a certificate from the Finnish Immigration Service.
The Finnish Immigration Service will inform its clients of the change and update its instructions.
Read the press release from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Ministry of the Interior: People fleeing Ukraine may start working immediately after applying for temporary protection