EXEMPTION FROM WORK PERMIT FOR ARTISTS AND FOR OTHER SPECIFIC PERSONS OR GROUPS OF PERSONS
Inviting artists, cultural professionals, touring groups, and others from visa-required countries to Finland
What do artists from third countries need to tour Finland?
If you are a performing artist, tour-manager, promoter or live performance organisation, sooner or later you might want to come and perform in Finland. Nowadays, artists and other cultural professionals are very mobile, performing abroad more often than in their country of origin. Performing abroad though, visas and other permits issues might occur. Since the establishment of Schengen Zone, and unification of legislative in European Union, it might be a bit easier, but the issue still stands.
EXEMPTION FROM WORK PERMIT FOR ARTISTS IN FINLAND
An exemption exists for the period of 90 days, but only in case the artist has been invited or has a contract of employment in Finland.
EXEMPTION FOR OTHER SPECIFIC PERSONS OR GROUPS OF PERSONS
You do not need a residence permit for an employed person or any other residence permit if you have been invited to work in Finland or you have signed a contract to work in Finland and you will work for a maximum of 90 days if you work as:
1) an interpreter, a teacher, a specialist or a sports judge or referee
2) a professional artist, coach or athlete, or a member of an assistance or support team for such a person
3) researcher and you come to Finland on the basis of a hosting agreement, made in another Member State in accordance with the Researchers’ Directive, to carry out a scientific research project as defined in said directive.
4) product demonstrator or a film worker and your employer does not have an office in Finland.
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