Long Term Labour Visa set to be introduced in Finland to attract skilled workers

The Finnish government are contemplating the introduction of a long term national visa with the aim of promoting labour migration. This development was revealed by the Scandinavian country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The new visa being touted is set to be made accessible to industry specialists, start up entrepreneurs well as their family members.

Speaking on the Long term D-Visa, Pekka Haavisto, the Minister for Foreign Affairs said, “The proposal is important because, for its part, it will facilitate labour migration. After necessary assessments, it will also create a foundation for extending the national D visa to cover researchers and students.|

Holders of the D visa are granted permission to reside in Finland for over a year. It has a longer duration than the short term Schengen Visa.

The Finnish Minister of Interior, Maria Ohisalo, stated that the country was in need of more experts with a broader repertoire of competencies in order to “keep the wheels turning in society”

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