Negative decision

When the Finnish Immigration Service has made a decision on your asylum application, you will be informed about it by the Finnish Immigration Service or the police. The decision will be served to you in your mother tongue or another language that you have stated you understand. If necessary, we will use an interpreter or a translator when we serve the decision to you.

If you have applied for another kind of residence permit in addition to asylum, we will usually make a decision on both applications and inform you of both decisions at the same time.

If we make a negative decision on your application, you have the right to appeal against the decision to the Administrative Court. If you do not appeal the decision, you do not have the right to stay in Finland and you must leave the country.

If you wish to leave Finland, you can apply for assisted voluntary return.

Watch a video about negative decisions.