You must register as a jobseeker with an Employment and Economic Development Office, i.e. TE Office, on the first day of your unemployment or temporary lay-off at the latest. The registration is done via TE Office’s online service “Oma asiointi” (only in Finnish) at https://asiointi.mol.fi/omaasiointi/?kieli=fi. Your entitlement to earnings-related daily allowance begins immediately after you submit the online form. You will receive an acknowledgement from which you can see the information you have sent as well as the validity of your job search. You will also receive instructions on how to proceed. Based on your registration, the TE Office will provide the unemployment fund with a labour politic statement based on which the unemployment fund can pay you the benefit.
You can find more information on registering as a jobseeker at www.te-palvelut.fi. On the website, you can also find the opening hours of your local TE Office in case you should visit the TE Office in person.