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Estimates of processing times have been updated

19.11.2021 15.41

We have updated the estimated processing times of applications on 18–19 November 2021.

The estimated processing times have been updated in chatbot Kamu, in the Processing Time Checker and on the pages containing information about specific applications on the website migri.fi.

The number of incoming applications and unexpected variation in the number of applications within an individual application category, among other things, affect the estimated processing times. We are developing the processing of applications by means of automation. 

In some applications the range of variation in the estimated processing time is large. In such applications, the estimated processing time varies according to how much further clarification is needed for the processing of the application. When we do not need to ask for further documents and the application has been filled in correctly, the processing of the application is fast.

The estimated processing time has been updated for the following applications

  • Work requiring a partial decision (TTOL)
    • The new estimated processing time is 2–3 months. The former estimate was 3 months.
  • Extended permit on the basis of work requiring partial decision (TTOL)
    • The new estimated processing time is 2–3 months. The former estimate was 3 months.
  • Extended permit for studies
    • The new estimated processing time is 3 months. The former estimate was 3–5 months.
  • Extended permit to look for work
    • The new estimated processing time is 2–3 months. The former estimate was 2–4 months.
  • Extended permit on compassionate grounds
    • The new estimated processing time is 8–11 months. The former estimate was 11 months.
  • Determination of citizenship status
    • The new estimated processing time is 3–15 months. The former estimate was 12 months.
  • Citizenship application
  • Citizenship declaration
    • The new estimated processing time is 3–11 months. The former estimate was 2–8 months.
  • Release from Finnish citizenship
    • The new estimated processing time is 5 months. The former estimate was 2 months. 
  • Residence permit for a trainee
    • The new estimated processing time is 2–3 months. The former estimate was 1–2 months.
  • Residence permit for studies
    • The new estimated processing time is 2 months. The former estimate was 1–2 months.
  • Permanent residence permit
    • The new estimated processing time is 9–12 months. The former estimate was 6 months. The new estimate does not concern a long-term resident’s EU residence permit application, the estimated processing time of which is still 6 months.

Chatbot Kamu can often tell you the status of your application

If you are applying for a residence permit, EU registration, or citizenship, follow the processing of your application with the help of chatbot Kamu. Kamu will check the status of your application among all other applications with the same type of matter and processing grounds. Read more about chatbot Kamu.

Our telephone service cannot give you a more accurate estimate of the processing time.