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Finland – New conditions of entry and residence for third-country nationals based on internship

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Dittmar & Indrenius, a leading Finnish law firm focused on creating exceptional added value to demanding corporate clients.
Since 1 September 2018, there have been new conditions for granting a residence permit to third-country nationals for internships.

A temporary residence permit for up to 18 months will be granted if at least one of three conditions is fulfilled:

  • the application is within two years of obtaining an academic decree;
  • the internship is part of an intergovernmental agreement or exchange programme organised by non-governmental organisation; or
  • the applicant is 18-30 years old and does the internship whilst studying Finnish or Swedish at a foreign university.
Seppo Havia
Partner - Finland
Dittmar & Indrenius
Iisa Koskela
Associate - Finland
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