The permits, licences and notifications required by a foreign entrepreneur depend on whether they originate from a Nordic country, the European Union, or outside the European Union.
The company type also affects the permits that are required.
What permits are required?
Permits and notifications required by a foreigner may include, for example,
registration of the right to reside in Finland
residence permit for an employee or self-employed person
registration in the Finnish Population Information System.
In addition, a foreigner may need a permit from the Finnish Patent and Registration Office to serve as a partner in a partnership or in an administrative body of a company, for example.