Finland offers a self-employment visa for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in the country. This visa allows foreign nationals to live and work in Finland for up to four years, with the possibility of renewing the visa for an additional four years. To be eligible for this visa, entrepreneurs must have a viable business plan and enough financial resources to support themselves and their family during their stay in Finland. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and experience to successfully start and run a business in Finland.
A self-employed private entrepreneur who is incorporated (toiminimi) OR a partner in a partnership (avoin yhtio) OR a general partner in a limited partnership (kommandiittiyhtiö) (not a sleeping partner) OR a member of a cooperative who has unlimited liability for refinancing (the unlimited liability for refinancing must be entered in the Trade Register)
No minimum investment amount required. We've maintained 5k USD as a base case.
According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Finnish passport is now ranked fourth. It allows entrance to 193 countries without requiring a visa. With a very high mobility score, it is regarded one of the most sought passports in the world. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Finnish passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, providing near-instant travel around the world. Finnish passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 36 countries around the world.
The number of countries Finland passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Finland passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 145 visa-free countries for Finland passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Finland passport holders, and 12 eTA destinations. In total, Finland passport holders can visit 193 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Finland passport is ranked number four in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Finland passport holders must apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 36 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).
In Finland, citizenship through descent is solely inherited from one's parents; no earlier generation is eligible. You can qualify for Finland citizenship through your parents' lineage if:
If your father passed away before your birth, you are still eligible for citizenship in the following scenarios:
In extraordinary situations, you may be eligible for a residence visa in Finland for up to two generations. If you have or had a parent or grandparent who is or was a Finnish citizen, you can immigrate to Finland, be termed a returnee, and apply for a residence visa for returnees.
Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:
* In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)
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