Startup Visa for Innovation Enthusiasts

  • We guide and support startup entrepreneurs to apply for Finnish Startup Visa with 2-year residence & working permit.
  • We evaluate the startup idea and contribute to its success when necessary.
  • We help prepare the business plan and all other necessary documents and forms related to the application.
  • We get the startup idea and the team approved in Finland by the local institutions.
  • We help apply for the permit and follow up on the process.

With the Fast- Track application system in Finland, the entire process for start-up entrepreneurs takes maximum of 30 days.

Additional to our standard Startup Visa Application services, we also provide Business Set-up & Funding Services for your startup. With Metic, you are never alone and we support you until your startup becomes a unicorn!

You can contact us for further information about our services or start the process by filling out this Pre-Assessment form.

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As a start-up entrepreneur, you should have
  • an innovative business idea.
  • min. 2 cofounders.
  • sufficient expertise for the idea.
  • fast and international growth potential.
  • sufficient funds to support your living for a period of time.
Residence Permit for a Start-up Entrepreneur

If you are a start-up entrepreneur and want to move to Finland, you must hold a residence permit. To be able to apply for residency, you must obtain a positive Eligibility Statement with your business idea from Finland.

At Metic Business Immigration & Relocation Services, we help you to obtain a positive eligibility statement with your business idea and to apply for a residence permit afterwards.

We work closely with all the team members closely during the entire process.

1. Establishing a Life:
Startup Visa facilitates establishing a life in Finland with numerous benefits.

2. Family Benefits:
Family members can work and study in Finland without limitations or tuition fees.

3. Social Benefits:
Access to social benefits, including healthcare and retirement pension.
Ability to own property.

4. Citizenship Eligibility:
Eligibility for Finnish citizenship after five years of moving to Finland through the Startup Visa.

5. Schengen Area Travel:
Freedom to travel within the Schengen Area.

6. Financial Support:
Access to public funds, bank loans, or private equity investments.

7. Entrepreneurial Opportunities:
Ownership of your company with the potential for a successful career.

8. Accelerator Programs:
Opportunities to join accelerator programs for further business development.

Steps for your Start-up Residency

With Fact-Track application, the entire process takes maximum 30 Days!

1. Business idea approval

We obtain an eligibility statement for your business idea in Finland.

2. Application for your residence permit

We apply for your residence permit as a start-up entrepreneur.

3. Moving to Finland

The only thing left for you is buying your ticket and moving to Finland with your family.



As a Start-up Entrepreneur

Why is Finland the best for Start-ups?

Funding Opportunities

Finland has one of the highest rates of investment per capita in Europe. After establishing your start-up you can apply for funding from the government or pitch your idea to investors.

Start-up Ecosystem

There is a friendly start-up ecosystem with accelerators, angel investors, VCs and strong innovation support by the government. You can get all the support you need to develop your business further.

Local Connectedness

Helsinki ranks #1 in the world in local connectedness among founders, investors and experts. You can easily connect with people to improve your business.

Networking Events

There are so many great networking events, such as Arctic15 and Slush, to meet with investors and pitch your ideas.