Legislative proposal on long-term D visa facilitates labour migration
The government proposal on the introduction of a long-term national D visa in Finland promotes labour migration and includes the preparation of a fast track pledge. According to the proposal, the national D visa would first cover specialists, growth or start-up entrepreneurs and their family members.
Mikko Koivumaa appointed as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government has appointed Mikko Koivumaa as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs starting on 18 October 2021. The term of office will be five years. Koivumaa is currently Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Travel recommendations to be updated for individual countries
In future, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will update its travel advice for each country individually. In our advice, we will continue to take into account the recommendations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, and the general security situation in the country in question.
Immigration services at the Embassy of Finland in Pristina
Residence permit applications should be submitted through the EnterFinland-service. After submitting the application, you should book an appointment from the Embassy to identify yourself. Book your appointment from the online appointment system. Visa applications should be submitted to the Visa Application Center in Pristina. You should book your appointment directly from the Visa Application Center. The Finnish Border Guard issues instructions for entry to Finland during the pandemic.
VACANCY HIGH QUALIFED CHEF - THE RESIDENCE OF FINLAND
The Embassy of Finland in Pristina is looking for a high-qualified chef for a part time work (15 hours per week) in the residence of the Ambassador of Finland. The post of locally employed chef will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Pristina on a one year contract with a possibility of an extension.
VACANCY RECEPTIONIST/IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT
The Embassy of Finland in Pristina is looking for a part time (20 hours per week) qualified receptionist/immigration assistant, starting from 1.10.2021 or as agreed. The position of locally employed receptionist/immigration assistant will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Pristina on a one year contract with a possibility of an extension
Finland's pledges and commitments for the candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council
Finland is proud to present its candidacy to a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2022–2024 term. Previously, Finland served as a member of the Human Rights Council for a period of one year starting in 2006, when the Council was newly established.
If you travel, be prepared for unexpected changes caused by COVID-19
The prolonged COVID-19 epidemic has led to an exceptional situation for travellers. This summer, borders have gradually started to open up and, thanks to vaccinations, safe and healthy travel is possible to a greater extent. Many Finns are also spending their holidays abroad. However, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and that infections are rising again in many holiday destinations popular among Finns. When travelling, it is important to act responsibly and observe guidelines in place to ensure health security.
Changes proposed to the prices of identity cards and passports issued by missions abroad
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has sent out for comments a proposal on amendments to the Decree of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Fees for Services Produced by the Foreign Service. The consultation round will be open until 6 August 2021. According to the proposal, the prices of identity cards and passports issued by missions abroad would be raised by 6 euros and 55 euros respectively.
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