Finland to Use Automated Monitoring of Certain Residence Permits

The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) has announced that it will start using automated post-decision monitoring of specialists’ residence permits from June 17, 2024.

Key Information
  • The purpose of automated post-decision monitoring is to verify whether the holder of a residence permit for a specialist still meets the requirements for the permit.
  • This post-decision monitoring initiative covers residence permits for a specialist issued on or after January 1, 2023.
  • A residence permit for a specialist can be granted to a person who arrives in Finland to work in an expert position that requires special expertise and meets all the permit requirements. Post-decision monitoring will focus on the key requirements for the permit.
  • The Finnish Immigration Service will verify whether the specialist has been paid a salary that meets the income requirement, for example.
Erickson Insights & Analysis

Automated post-decision monitoring is already being used to monitor the permits of students and startup entrepreneurs. Expanding the scope of post-decision monitoring to cover work-based residence permits is part of the Government’s action plan against labour exploitation.

Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.