Work Visa/Permit - Schengen Type "D"

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you wish to work and reside in Finland for more than 6 months. You need a long-term work visa (Type-D).

The processing time for work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding

The general application process is :

  1. Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Finland

  2. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  3. Apply for a Work visa and prepare to move to Finland



more than 3 months



60 Month(s)





P. Residency

48 Month(s)


Processing time

2 to 3 Month(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Work Visa/Permit - Schengen Type "D"?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 3 months and contains two blank pages
  • You need a job offer from an employer in Finland
  • You need a travel insurance policy for Finland or Schengen area with a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR for the entire duration of stay
  • You should be of good character and health
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • You must possess the required skill/experience demanded by the job offered

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work Visa/Permit - Schengen Type "D"?

8 Document Required

  • A fully completed and signed application form
  • Copies of valid travel document
  • A passport photo (size 35x45 mm)
  • Copies of valid travel Insurance document
  • Copies of job offer letter from an employer
  • Character and health certificate (as applicable)
  • Documents proving the sufficient means of subsistence
  • Visa fee payment receipt

Talent Migration data for Finland

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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