Now IT specialists and other highly qualified personnel can move to Finland under an accelerated scheme. The country’s authorities will issue them and their families a residence permit in just 14 days, and not in a month, as it was before.
Beginning entrepreneurs can also get a residence permit faster. The application process itself was left unchanged.
In the near future, Finland is going to accelerate the issuance of a residence permit for students. For them, the maximum time for consideration of the application will be one month.
Finland launched a residence permit program for startups in 2018.
The German government decided to accelerate the residence permit procedure for members of the political opposition, activists, and the media in Russia seeking protection from political persecution.