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Finland has a good standard of living. For the third year in a row, it has been named the “Happiest Country in the World.” Residents of the country can take use of universal healthcare and a well-functioning public education system. The working environment is well-regulated here. The country provides a safe and secure environment for its citizens.

 Finland has a population of 5.5 million people and a GDP of 45,700 dollars. These are some of the reasons why Finland is a preferred migration destination


While EU citizens find it easy to migrate to Finland because it is part of the EU, non-EU citizens will have to apply for a residence permit, if they wish to stay here for more than 90 days.

When you apply for a residence permit, ensure that you give the right reason for doing so. This can be for:

  • Working in Finland
  • Moving to Finland to be with a family member
  • Studying in Finland
  • Coming to Finland on other grounds

If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for a permanent residence permit:

  • You have had a continuous residence permit (the A permit) in Finland for the past four years; and
  • The criteria for getting a permanent residency visa are still in place.
  • The four-year term begins when:
  • If you had a continuous residence permit when you arrived in Finland; or if you had a temporary residence permit when you arrived in Finland.
  • If you applied for your permission in Finland, on the first day of your first continuous residence permit; or
  • If you have been granted a continuous residence permit based on refugee status or subsidiary protection on the day of your admission into Finland.

You can make your application for permanent residency only from within Finland.

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