After Arrival Check Lists for Employees

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The things you need to do after coming to Finland vary wheather you are an EU-citizen or from other parts of the world.

 

EU-/EEA-Citizens

After Arrival Checklist (EU/EEA)

1. Contact your contact person or the HR services personnel at the Faculty at UTA in order to get your employment contract signed.

2. Contact International HR Specialist at the University of Tampere who will help you to sort out all the official matters with the authorities:

a) Visit the local tax office for a Personal Identity Code and a tax card. Please visit Taxation in Finland for more information about taxes.
b) Register your right of residence in EnterFinland and at the local Migri service point if you stay in Finland for more than three months (this is not required of Nordic citizens).
c) Visit the Local Register Office (Maistraatti) in order to be registered with an address and municipality of residence in Finland.
d) Open a bank account.
e) Apply for the entitlement to Finnish social security and the KELA Card (from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland), if you stay in Finland for more than four months.

 

Third-Country Citizens (i.e. you come form outside the EU/EEA)

After Arrival Checklist (Non-EU/EEA)

1. Contact your contact person or the HR services personnel at the Faculty at UTA in order to get your employment contract signed.

2. Contact International HR Specialist at the University of Tampere who will help you to sort out all the official matters with the authorities:

a) Visit the local tax office for a Personal Identity Code and a tax card. Please visit Taxation in Finland for more information about taxes.
b) Visit the Local Register Office (Maistraatti) in order to be registered with an address and municipality of residence in Finland.
c) Open a bank account.
d)  Apply for the entitlement to Finnish social security and the KELA Card (from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland), if you stay in Finland for more than four months.

  • Non-EU nationals do not need to register at the police station because they have already been entered in the records before immigrating to Finland on the basis of their work and residence permits.