You can register as an unemployed job seeker either online, on E-services of TE Services or by filling out a paper form on Suomi.fi website. If you register online, your job search is effective immediately. If you use a paper form, your job search will start once you have handed in your form over at the TE Office.
Register as an unemployed job seeker at the latest on your first day of unemployment. You can also register before or after you become unemployed. Please note, however, that you will receive unemployment benefit from the registration date on, at the earliest.