Delays in the delivery of letters due to a postal strike

8.11.2019 15.44
Press release

A postal strike is starting in Finland on Monday 11 November. The strike delays mail delivery in Finland.

The letters that the Finnish Immigration Service has sent by post will probably arrive later than normal. Likewise, letters sent to the Finnish Immigration Service may arrive later than they normally would. For example, residence permit cards and decisions that are served might arrive later than usual.

The postal strike may cause backlogs of letters at the Registry of the Finnish Immigration Service. This may delay the handling of mail even after the strike has ended.

Exceeding a time limit due to the postal strike will not affect your matter

If you have sent something to the Finnish Immigration Service by post and the delivery is late because of the postal strike, this will not affect the processing of your matter.

If you have been asked to send additional documents by a certain date, for example, it does not matter if they arrive late due to the postal strike. We will still take the documents into account when we process your application.

Residence permit cards are delivered to Finnish missions as usual

The strike does not affect residence permit card deliveries to Finnish missions abroad, because they are not delivered by Posti.

If you have applied online, please use the online service to send additional documents

If you have applied for a residence permit or citizenship in the online service Enter Finland, you can use Enter Finland to submit your documents to the Finnish Immigration Service. You will also be notified of the decision directly in Enter Finland.

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