Student: follow the processing queue on our website or in Enter Finland
We publish a weekly update on the processing queue for applications for a residence permit for studies.
If you have submitted your application in the e-service Enter Finland, we have received it right away and you can check its status in the e-service. If you have sent in a paper application, it will take a few weeks for the application to reach the Finnish Immigration Service.
Applications for a first residence permit
On 21 February 2020, there are approximately 665 pending applications for a first residence permit for studies.
Applications arrived on 8 August 2019 are currently waiting to be processed.
The queue also includes applications from students whose studies will begin in the new year.
To date, 267 applications for a first residence permit for studies have been decided since 1 January 2020.
Applications for an extended permit
On 21 February 2020, there are approximately 341 pending applications for an extended permit for studies.
Applications arrived on 20 October 2019 are currently waiting to be processed.
To date, 248 applications for an extended residence permit for studies have been decided since 1 January 2020.
Residence permit applications for studies are processed as urgent
We process all residence permit applications for studies as urgent without any separate requests.
We will contact you if we need any additional information for your application.
You can use the Processing Time Checker to check the expected processing time of your application.
Need help? See the Frequently Asked Questions page
You can find answers to most questions about resident permit for studies on the website migri.fi.
See the Frequently Asked Questions page: migri.fi/en/faq-students