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Foreign employee

As a general rule, work performed in Finland is insured in Finland irrespective of the employer’s or employee’s citizenship.

Situations, where a foreign employee is not insured in Finland, are

  • An employee posted to Finland has a valid certificate of posting from a social security agreement country
  • S/he is working simultaneously in two or more EU-/EEA-countries and/or Switzerland and has a valid certificate A1 (former E101) from one of these countries
  • An employee posted to Finland from a non-agreement country, if the assignment in Finland lasts not longer than 2 years. Insuring temporary agency workers A foreign temporary work agency needs to insure their employees in Finland in situations other than those mentioned above.

Read more Information for foreign employees (pdf)

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