Work in Finland
Read instructions for arriving in Finland to work here: you need a tax card and/or an individual tax number. To apply for the card and the number, you need a Finnish personal identity code.
Please take into account that tax offices may not be able to give you a tax card and/or a tax number immediately. The processing time, on the condition that all your information and documents are made available to the Tax Administration, is normally from 1 to 3 business days.
When you come to Finland to work, your tax treatment depends on the length of your stay. The treatment also depends on the country of the employer, i.e. whether you work for a Finnish employer or for a foreign one. Additionally, special tax rules apply to certain professions and types of work.
The Digital and Population Data Services Agency issues Finnish personal IDs. In some cases, IDs can be issued by the Finnish Immigration Service or the Finnish Tax Administration.
Read instructions for arriving in Finland to work for a Finnish employer.
Read instructions for arriving in Finland to work for a foreign employer.
If you are working at a construction site or on an installation project or at a shipyard you must have a tax number. See the instructions on how to apply for a tax number and how to enter it into the tax number register.
You can start working after you have submitted the application for temporary protection to the police or to the border authorities.
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