Residence permits based on employment

The Uusimaa Employment and Economic Development Office deals with issues relating to work-permit matters in the Uusimaa region.

In the Uusimaa Employment and Economic Development Office applications for residence permits based on employment are processed in the order in which they are received. At the moment, we are processing applications which were received in April 2017.

Starting the application procedure and continuing with the process does not require contact from the applicant or the employer. We will contact the applicant and/or the employer if we require more details.

An incomplete or poorly completed application will slow down the application process.

Requests for speeding up the process

A request to speed up an application rarely speeds up the application process. Such requests are not recommended as they too can quickly become back-logged and therefore slow down the whole decision making process. If you wish to submit a request to speed up an application, it must be done in writing either by letter or email.

The contact details for the work-permit services of the Uusimaa TE-office are:

Uudenmaan työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto
Kansainvälinen työnvälitys, työlupa-asiat
Antinkatu 1, 2. krs
00100 Helsinki

Enquiries relating to work-permit matters:

Telephone: 0295 040 019 Mon-Fri 9am – 11am
Email: tyoluvat.uusimaa(at)
Service in person by appointment only (not applicable to employers).

Unusual opening hours