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Processing situation of Brexit applications

12.5.2021 9.20

By the end of April, we have received more than 3,000 Brexit applications. We have made a decision on about 1,260 applications. Most of the decisions have been positive.

If you have not yet received a decision on your application, please keep on waiting. You have submitted your application before the deadline of 30 September 2021 and, therefore,

  • you can reside legally in Finland.
    • If you are not granted the right of residence under the withdrawal agreement and you receive a negative decision, you can reside legally in Finland until the decision is legally valid.
  • your right to work will continue until you receive a decision. 

    • If you are granted the right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, your right to work in Finland will continue without restrictions.

    • If you are not granted the right of residence under the withdrawal agreement and you receive a negative decision, your right to work will continue until the decision is legally valid. 

  • you can continue your studies in Finland in accordance with your right of residence until you receive a decision.
    • If you are granted the right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, you can continue your studies in Finland.  

    • If you are not granted the right of residence under the withdrawal agreement and you receive a negative decision, your right to study will continue until the decision is legally valid. 

If you have applied for a Brexit permit in  Enter Finland, you can follow in the online service how the processing of the application proceeds. 

Processing time of applications

Currently, the general processing time of applications is 6 months. Unfortunately, the processing of applications is congested, which is why we cannot make a decision on all applications within six months.  

If the processing of your application has taken more than six months, we will try to make a decision on your application within the next two months.  

We apologize for the delay in the processing time.  

The quickest applications to process are the ones on which we do not need to ask for further information. In these cases, the applicant has usually chosen the right application form and provided all the attachments needed. If you are still in the process of submitting a Brexit application, use the Brexit Application Finder, which will help you choose the right application form.  

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