Registration of a Foreign Self-Employed Person
Welcome to Finnish Tax Administration’s web pages for foreigners at shipyards!
Registering a business
Non-resident self-employed persons are registered by Uusimaa Regional Tax Office. Foreign self-employed persons who are residents in Finland are registered by the local tax office.
Foreign self-employed persons use Start-up form Y3. Start-up forms are available on the Internet (www.ytj.fi/english) and also in tax administrations offices and at the National Board of Patents and Registration. The Start-up form has to be duly signed by the person in charge and authorized to sign his name.
The registration documents should be sent to tax office in charge of the registration.
In addition to the Start-up form (Y3) a foreign self-employed person should file out the following enclosures:
- A certificate issued by a foreign Trade Register (or corresponding certificate), and its translation into English, Finnish or Swedish as necessary
- The certificate should include the name of the company, registered place of business, branch of industry, accounting period and the person(s) authorized to sign their names
- A copy of the contract (of businesses in Finland) between the self-employed person and his client
Read more about registration:
NOTE: The information on this page is for general guidance only. More detailed information can be found on the Finnish Tax Administration’s Finnish and Swedish pages (www.tax.fi) or from a tax office.