Residence Permit

Looking to Study or work in Finland or abroad?

Whether you’re heading off fulfill your dreams of backpacking adventures abroad; traveling for business purposes; performing in a concert/gig overseas; or if you and your family are migrating to a foreign country permanently; we make getting the visa you need fast and stress-free. Visas applications are complicated and can be very overwhelming to many people. As visa and immigration specialists with many years of experience in the industry, Ekpa & Co Oy ensures every detail of your application is lodged in the correct and proper format with the appropriate embassy.

Visa and Resident Permit Services

Citizenship, Visa and Residence Permit Application with ease

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Planning to immigrate? The myriad of legal procedures that you have to undergo can be extremely stressful and time consuming. The good news is, you don’t have to face all this alone. Welcome to Ekpa & Co Oy, where we make your immigration dreams come true. Our dedicated team of immigration advisors are always at your disposal to offer you the very best legal advice and services.

Each of you are important to us. So we attend to every case on our desks as personally as we can. Before we agree to take up a case, we make it a priority to understand our client’s needs, irrespective of whether they are personal or business oriented. Based on your individual needs, we assign you a personal specialist to walk you through the entire process. There are many ways that you can reach us. The quickest and the most ideal way is by phone. This will help us personally talk to you and get a first-hand assessment of your problems. All phone calls to us are on a no-obligation basis and we have taken all the necessary precautions to honor and respect your privacy and personal freedom. If phoning in is not an option for you, feel free to write to us anytime. Alternatively you can also simply walk in to our offices to personally meet us and present your problems. We guarantee you that your life will change for the better from the moment you hire us. If you prefer to write to us, we encourage you to use our box contact form. We are always on the alert to hear from you. We promise you to get in touch with you as quickly as we can, usually by telephone. But in certain exceptional cases, we do make the provision of responding back in writing.

Almost immediately after getting in touch with us, you are assigned to an immigration officer who most fits with your requirements. Following this we set up an appointment for you to personally meet with them and discuss your case in detail. The choice of how and when to commence the process is entirely up to you. Some clients prefer a face to face meeting while others prefer to carry on their consultation over the phone. Whatever be the case, whether you wish to personally meets us, or look over our offices before hiring us or wish to continue over phone, our officers are very ready to serve you and answer all your queries and request. We offer a very flexible fee-payment policy as well. If you are a client who is eligible for legal aid, i.e. If you earn minimal wages or if unemployed, we are more than happy to represent you for free. Even if you can afford to pay our fee, you need not do it unless you have personally met and consulted with our immigration officers or had a detailed conversation with them over the phone. Your satisfaction is our primary concern.

Here is bird’s eye view of the service package you can expect from our consultation sessions should you choose us as your legal consultants.

  • We promise to uphold our integrity by giving you invaluable and detailed advice to your problems instead of selling ourselves.
  • Our consultation sessions will be focused on developing an ingenious and satisfactory solution to your problems
  • Based on the idea proposed, we will closely work with you to come up with detailed , workable plan of action that is acceptable to both parties
  • The plan agreed upon by both the parties in the discussion sessions will be legalized in print within 48 hours after the consultation.
  • Based on the intricacy of your case, we will decide upon a fixed irrevocable fee package during the consultation session itself. You need to pay us only after you are completely satisfied that we have delivered on our promise. If you are qualified for legal aid, we represent you without taking a single dime from you as fee.

We are sincerely concerned about your well-being and will do our best to make sure that all the Immigration queries you approach us with are solved to your satisfaction with utmost integrity. So do give us a call or write to us via email or enquiry box contact form available on the top right hand corner of this screen. Put us on trial today and we guarantee that we will not disappoint you!


Our immigration work

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Ekpa & Co Oy prides itself on being the best immigration firm in town. What sets us above the rest? Well, there are many reasons. The prime reason, however, is our ability to empathize with our clients and provide them with the best immigration services even before they ask. You will immediately understand that with us you get your money’s worth from the moment you initiate contact. We undertake all of our cases with utmost sincerity, dedication, and professionalism. We don’t just do our jobs; we make sure we do it perfectly. We treat each case with the importance it deserves.

We provide a personal custom-fit solution to all of our clients. We assess each case individually and deem an appropriate solution. The assessment of the case begins as soon as you call us. You can always reach us during the office hours by phone, email or a personal visit to our offices. If you wish to reach us with the urgent matter outside of office hours, you can use the inquiry box contact form. As this is constantly monitored, we will be sure to receive all your inquiries the moment you sent them and we promise to reply to them in the shortest possible time.

Based on your individual needs, we assign an appropriate immigration officer for you. Once assigned the immigration officer handles all the aspects of your case. It is up to you as to when, where and how you want to have a primary consultation with your officer regarding your case. Most clients prefer to visit us in person for their consultation as this will give them a firsthand feel of how we operate. However, you also have the option of consulting us via the phone without coming in or requesting a meeting at your home. The primary consultation is not mandatory. We are more than happy to take on your case even without a consultation. However, we recommend that you go through this process as this will help the case to progress more smoothly. Here is a quick look at the standard service package we offer for all first consultations:

  • We provide you with a detailed advice to your problem and not just a random sales pitch.
  • We try to figure out a possible solution to your problem.
  • Based on the issues that need to be dealt with, we provide a definite plan of action to move forward.
  • If all the details expressed during the consultation are acceptable to both parties, we establish it in print within the next 48 hours.

Our service fees are generally decided during the primary consultation itself. The fee varies depending on the kind of service you require of us. However, once the fee is fixed, it is irrevocable and will be changed any time during the proceedings. We retain the right to name our price. You can be assured that our charges are fair and we provide you with services that is worth every penny that we charge. The fee structure does not apply to clients who qualify for legal aid; we offer our services for free in this case. We’d love to hear from you. So, do call us today for your appointment and we promise that we will not disappoint you.

Business immigrations

Immigration policies for work & business

Looking to work in Finland or abroad? The business policies of different countries are changed very often. But don’t worry, our team of experts are always on top of it and are more than experienced to aid and advise all potential entrepreneurs, business corporates and employees in the most ideal way to start up their business or get employed. They are always on the sidelines to tackling any intricate legal issues that might arise.

Corporate immigration services

Are you a business owner? At Ekpa & Co we offer you a wide variety of services that are specifically tailored to suit your needs. Depending on the nature of the service you require from us, we offer you a fixed fee structure, a specific time chart with a potential time of completion and a unique step by step plan on how to achieve the results that is agreeable to both parties. Here are some possible ways we can be of service to you:


We can help you recruit foreign nationals to work at your company by aiding you in getting all their legal immigration papers prepared.

    Your own personal immigration application if you seek to work elsewhere.

If you are considering employing a foreign national at your company, there have to have all of the correct documents in order to be employed. At Ekpa & Co Oy, we can help by providing you with a written advice via immigration service confirming the right to work for the foreign national seeking refuge in Finland.

Immigration laws are extremely challenging for the medical sector. So, if you are working in this sector, do give us a call with all your legal problems. We’d love to help you sort out your problems for you.

Small businesses

It is especially daunting for small businesses to establish themselves in the market. However, if the issue that impedes you from achieving your milestone is an immigration issue, then you are covered. If you let us, we can handle all of your immigration requirements that you might face. This will definitely save you a lot of time and effort to focus on many other important things instead. We believe that no business should be out of the running just because they do not fit with the stringent policies of the immigration system in Finland. Here is a quick look at what we can do for you:
    1. At present there are lots of entrepreneur visas that make room for small businesses to be established successfully. At Ekpa & Co Oy, we can help you handle all the application forms to obtain an entrepreneur visa, so that you can get started as soon as possible.
    2. We can represent you in obtaining permissions for intra-company transfers and for arranging visits for foreign dignitaries to Finland.
    3. Assist you processing work permits for foreign employees.
    4. Civil penalty services.

If you hire us, we can guarantee the following;

    1. Irrevocable fee structure depending on the nature of the work.
    2. Individual and personal handling of each case brought to us.
    3. An amiable outlook and work environment.
    4. A proficient and lucid approach to all problems.
    5. An organized work plan with specific milestones indicating the time of completion.

Students Resident Permit

Finland accepts a lot of student immigrants every year. If you are an international student seeking to study at any university in Finland, there are a lot of immigration formalities that you have to get through. But the good news is, we can help you there. We can represent you in processing your papers in the following ways:

    1. We can help you re-apply for study applications that have been previously refused for either entry to the country or the permits to remain.
    2. We can legally represent you in any appeals.
    3. We assist you in administrative reviews.
    4. Giving advice on a course of study and their options of switching to another residential status.
    5. We also assist sponsored students with all their initial applications and other legal needs they might have during their course of study.

Personal Immigration

At Ekpa & Co, we take pride in what we do. Our sincerity and hard work have helped us establish ourselves as one of the finest law firms in the country. Our first duty is to our clients. We understand how stressful legal entanglements can be. We also know that many of our clients approach us when they are going through a really low point in their lives. Therefore, we always strive to provide you with the best legal services that is possible. Our officers are a dedicated team, always eager to hear from you and help you relive your burdens as much as they can. We understand the enormous responsibility you have placed on our shoulders. Therefore, we would like to make the following promises to you:

We promise you…

You are our motivation. We know that you come to us with great expectations. In order to maintain the trust you place on us, we promise you the following.

  • We promise to maintain honesty and integrity in all of the work we do. We will always be honest in our opinions about all aspects of your case such as the documents required, the strengths and the weaknesses of your case, your future prospects and the fee. We will not try to rope you in under fabricated promises. To ensure the transparency of our business, we always put it in writing.
  • We promise that we will not exhort an unfair amount as fees. We will only charge you in accordance with the services we render to you. Since this is different for different cases, our fee is also variable. However, the amount is fixed at the primary consultation itself and once fixed it cannot be altered. We also provide free legal representation to individuals eligible for legal aid.
  • We promise to keep ourselves updated on all the latest changes in the existing legal system so that we can advise you in the best way possible. Our immigration team comprises of outstanding lawyers who have many years of experience in all matters pertaining to the immigration laws in Finland.
  • We promise to represent you systematically and sincerely. All of your legal matters are safe in our hands. We will try our best to stick to a deadline and make sure that we deliver on time.
  • We promise to do a meticulous prep-work on every case you bring to us so that you will have no room to lose the case because of our carelessness. We promise to expend our energy and time resourcefully to ensure that you are provided with the best service possible. We promise not to fit all of your cases into one-fits all solution, but will take our time to study each case individually and find the best way to resolve the matter.
  • Additionally, we also promise not to transfer or release any personal data required in the course of case proceedings unless you give us the green light to do so.
  • Same day service

    At Ekpa & Co Oy we strive to provide you with the best legal services possible. As a part of that commitment, we provide our clients with a guaranteed same day or home/office services, wherein we process all your paperwork on the same day you hire us. In this process, our legal officers can prepare and submit cases on your behalf to immigration office or the police as per the case demands. The following are some of the applications we can make for you in this area:


    Our fee structure

    This section does not apply to you if you are a legal aid client as you are eligible for a free service from us. If you wish to know whether you qualify for legal aid, please feel free to call us or write to us. We are more than happy to help you out. For the others who are not entitled to legal aid, our fee structure is decided on a case to case basis depending on the nature and the intricacy of the case. Generally, we decide on the fee upfront; right after we have a casual talk with you regarding the case when you contact us. We also give you a heads-up on your prospects of succeeding if you proceed with the case. Based on our fee and our advice, it is entirely up to you whether you want to move forward with us or not. We acknowledge that our rates may not be the cheapest. However, we believe it is both fair and affordable with regards to the quality of the service we are providing you in return. We would like to assure you that our prices are fixed and will not change during the progress of the case if you decide to hire us. Many of our clients who opt for the fixed fee plan prefer to come meet us in person before they make up their mind. We recommend that you do the same, so that you get a firsthand experience of how we work. In certain exceptional cases, we offer the first 30 minutes of our consultation services for free. This is however our right and not a privilege we offer everyone. Most of such cases are made with prior agreement with the client.

    Our services

    Irrespective of the kind of service you require of us, big or small, you can always reach us with your queries and instructions via e-mails, calls or appointments. All of our leading immigration officers are on the stand-by to hear from you and help you with any of your problems. Applications Before an official consultation with the client, we would have already worked out a route and an immigration plan that best fits the client based on their eligibility and needs. If this is acceptable to the client, we then prepare a written statement, the client care letter/ power of attorney, which expresses in detail our advice, the nature of the case and the fee for representation. Legal aid clients get free service and therefore the fee clause will not be included in their customer care letter. Once the letter is approved by the customer, we will request the customer to make an advance payment. Generally, this will be half of our fee. Based on the client’s needs and the plan chart expounded in the customer care letter we will request for certain documents to be submitted. Of course, we will always be at hand for assistance; we will check for the authenticity and the validity of the documents submitted and will help you procure any additional documents that need to be made. Once all your papers and other necessary information are in order, we fill out the official application form, index and catalogue all supporting documents and write a detailed representation of the case including all the case law precedents. Once the paperwork is ready, we again get in touch with you to request permission to submit the documents. Once the documents are submitted, we will be responsible for any follow-up, including further correspondence, acknowledgements or tracking the letter to ensure that it reaches the right place.


    At Ekpa & Co Oy, we also assist clients in repealing a rejection decision made by immigration services by going for an appeal. Before commencing with the process of preparing an appeal, we usually request our clients to produce the letter of rejection for detailed scrutiny. This helps us figure out the terms and the reasons for rejection, which in turn will help us come up with a more feasible solution. Based on our perusal, we will provide the client with costs and the possible outcome of going forward. The details are sent to the customer by the customer care letter which the clients sign if they agree with our terms and conditions. We generally begin our process by filing general grounds of appeal without any charge to retain your appeal rights. Meanwhile, our clients are asked to provide us with all of the requisite documents relevant to the appeal. Following this, we closely work with our clients to prepare the witness statement which enumerates a list of witnesses who will be attending the hearing to provide all necessary details to strengthen your case before the jury if required. One of our officers will be accompanied for the hearing and they will definitely help through the court proceedings. We will also handle all the post-hearing proceeding as well, such as informing you of the outcome and preparing the necessary paperwork to ensure that you receive the residence permit if it has been approved by the court.

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