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Queue of applications for seasonal work permits

24.5.2018 15.00
Press release

Starting in 2018, persons who arrive in Finland for seasonal work must get a specific permit for it. Seasonal work refers to work in agriculture and tourism that is done at certain times of the year. The maximum length of seasonal work is nine months.

More information on seasonal work can be found here: http://migri.fi/en/seasonal-work

You can use our e-service to apply for a residence permit for seasonal work or a certificate for seasonal work. If you submit your application in the e-service, it will be processed faster. Another advantage is that the processing fee for an online application is less expensive than the fee for a paper application.

This bulletin is updated once a week. Follow Migri.fi! We recommend that you do not ask after the status of your application by phone because our customer service does not have more accurate information than this customer bulletin.

Applications for certificates for seasonal work

On 24 May 2018, there are approximately 500 pending applications for a certificate for seasonal work.

Applications submitted 11 May 2018 or later are currently waiting to be processed.

5,030 applications for a certificate for seasonal work have been decided.

Applications for residence permits for seasonal work that lasts 3–6 months

On 24 May 2018, there are approximately 46 pending applications for a residence permit for seasonal work.

Applications submitted 29 March 2018 or later are currently waiting to be processed.

Approximately 415 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work that lasts 3–6 months have been decided.

Applications for residence permits for seasonal work that lasts 6–9 months

On 24 May 2018, there are approximately 33 pending applications for a residence permit for seasonal work.

At the moment, there are no applications waiting to be processed. There are 33 pending applications for which the TE Office needs to make a partial decision.

Approximately 177 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work that lasts 6–9 months have been decided.

Applications for seasonal work permits are always considered urgent

The Finnish Immigration Service processes and decides all applications for seasonal work permits as urgent without any separate requests.

Applications are decided in the order they are submitted. E-mailing or calling the Finnish Immigration Service will not speed up the processing of your application. We will contact the applicant or the employer if we need any additional information for the application.

The processing of your application will take considerably longer if the application is incomplete and we have to ask for additional information.