Finland seasonal work visa for Nepali 

Seasonal work done in Finland will be governed by the Seasonal Work Act based on the new EU Directive on seasonal workers. The Seasonal Work Act does not apply to picking of wild berries because this does not involve an employment relationship. The picking of wild berries takes place by virtue of the Act on the Legal Status of Foreigners Collecting Natural Products (487/2021). The Employment and Economic Development Office of North Ostrobothnia follows the fulfilment of the conditions specified in sections 5 and 7 of the Act, which entered into force on 14 June 2021, applying to operators in the natural products sector.

Wild-berry picking is permitted under a Schengen visa for a maximum of 90 days over a period of 180 days. Visa applications for the purpose of wild-berry picking, submitted by third-country nationals who are subject to the visa requirement, are processed individually in accordance with the Visa Code and based on all available information. These kinds of visa applications must be submitted at a Finnish mission.

Where and how to apply
(including information on fees)
If you are coming to work for less than three months and you come from a country whose citizens are required to have a visa, you should submit your seasonal work visa application to the Finnish diplomatic mission or consulate in your country of origin/residence.If you are coming to work for less than three months and you come from a country whose citizens are not required to have a visa, you should submit your request for a seasonal work certificate to the Finnish Immigration Service. You should send your request for a certificate to the Finnish Immigration Service according to the instructions on the application form. Processing fee is EUR 100.If you are coming to work for three months to nine months, you should submit your seasonal work permit application to the Finnish diplomatic mission or consulate in your country of origin/residence. Submit your application in the e-service Enter Finland. After you have submitted your application, you have to visit the Finnish diplomatic mission or consulate in your country of origin/residence to prove your identity and have your fingerprints taken. A paper application is submitted to the Finnish diplomatic mission or consulate in your country of origin/residence.If your seasonal work will last for 6 – 9 months, your application for a residence permit for seasonal work will be processed in two stages. This means that an Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) will first assess whether labour force is available in Finland or within the EU/EEA for the work in question within a reasonable time. Secondly, following this, the Finnish Immigration Service takes its decision.Processing fee (EUR) for application for residence permit:- for 3–6 months (no labour market testing) online 350, paper application 550- for 6–9 months (requires a partial decision) online 400, paper application 600
Documents requiredRequest for certificate:Colour copies of the passport page containing personal dataSupplement form TY6_plus, filled in and signed by your employerCopy of the payment receiptApplication for residence permit:Valid passport (you must present it when you submit the residence permit application)Your passport must still be valid for three months after your residence permit for seasonal work has ended.Passport photo complying with the photo guidelines issued by the police or a photograph retrieval code you received from a photo shopColour copies of the passport page containing personal data and of all passport pages that contain notesDocument showing that you are legally staying in the country where you submit the applicationSupplement form TY6_plus, filled in and signed by your employerSalmonella certificate (if you are a restaurant worker or your duties include food preparation or packaging)If your work lasts for more than six months, ask your employer for the following documents and attach them to your application. The documents may not be more than three months old:Certificate of paid taxes or certificate of tax debtsCertificates from an insurance company on the employer’s statutory insurance premiums regarding:TyEL insurance;accident and group life insurance; andunemployment insuranceReport on recruitment of labour force from the Finnish labour market and the labour market within the EU/EEA
Duration of validity of permitThe initial permitted period of residence under this Scheme is 1 year (12 months) and the maximum is 2 years (24 months). You may, for example, spend 24 consecutive months in the State or break the period into two separate lots of 12 months each, separated by time. If you are currently in the State on this permission, transitional arrangements will apply. Please see the policy document for further details.
Further requirementsThe work you do as a volunteer must be a structured activity that is undertaken in an approved sector, including (but not limited to):Arts, heritage, cultureOut of school education and youth servicesReligious and faith-based support activitiesHealth support servicesSport and physical recreationWelfare and work for the community goodFor no financial gain by you and for the benefit of society, while also bringing benefits to you as a volunteerYou must be invited to Ireland by an eligible organisation. An eligible organisation may be either:A non-governmental, not-for-profit, voluntary or charitable body that is already established and active in the State and listed on the Charities Regulator’s Public Register of Charities orA sports organisation that is already established and active in the State and whose national governing body is recognised by Sport Ireland
Duration of validity of permitsCertificate: up to three monthsResidence permit: up to nine months
Conditions for renewalIf you have a valid certificate for seasonal work and the employment ends, you can apply for a new certificate for seasonal work for a new employer.A new certificate must be applied for before the previous certificate expires. The granting of a new certificate for seasonal work requires, however, that you still have visa-free residence time left.If you have been working with a certificate for seasonal work and your visa-free residence time has already expired, you can apply for a residence permit for seasonal work in Finland for a new employer.If you have a valid residence permit for seasonal work, you can apply for extension up to the maximum length of seasonal work (nine months).
AppealsIt is possible to appeal negative decisions made by the Finnish Immigration Service before an Administrative Court 30 days following the notification. The appeal procedures are indicated in the decision.

A rejection from the Administrative Court can be appealed as a last resort to the Supreme Administrative Court. You will need to apply for leave to appeal.

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