Applications for a residence permit for seasonal work can be submitted online from 13 April
From 13 April onwards, our customers can apply for a residence permit for seasonal work or request a certificate for seasonal work online.
Until now, it has only been possible to apply for these residence permits and certificates on paper. If you fill in your details carefully in Enter Finland, the e-service takes you to the right application and calculates how long you have done seasonal work during the previous 12 months.
If you submit your certificate request online, you do not have to visit a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) to prove your identity. When your request has been processed, you will get the certificate to your Enter Finland account. You can then print it for you and your employer.
Certificate requests must be paid in the e-service
You can pay the application fee with a credit card or with Finnish online banking credentials. If you request a certificate for seasonal work online, you must pay the application fee in the e-service. If you apply for a residence permit for seasonal work online, you can pay the application fee either in Enter Finland or when you visit a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) to prove your identity.
Submitting your application online is less expensive than submitting it on paper:
- Residence permit for seasonal work
- For 3–6 months: online application 400 euros, paper application 470 euros
- For 6–9 months: online application 450 euros, paper application 520 euros
- Request for a certificate for seasonal work
- Online application 60 euros, paper application 100 euros
Even employers may use the e-service
If you only work for one employer, you can give them permission to use Enter Finland for Employers in matters concerning your seasonal work permit. If you wish to do this, please make sure that your employer has created an account as an employer in Enter Finland. Your employer can then pay your application fee in the e-service.