Mobility notification to Finland

You can only submit a mobility notification if you are a student at a higher education institution.

If you have a valid residence permit issued by another EU Member State and if your studies are covered by a Union or multilateral programme that comprises mobility measures or by an agreement between two or more higher education institutions, you have the right to carry out part of your studies in Finland. With a mobility notification, you can study in Finland for a period up to 360 days.

If your studies are not covered by a programme or an agreement mentioned above or if you want to study in Finland for more than 360 days, you must apply for a residence permit in Finland.

  • Expected processing time for mobility notifications

    1 month

  • Processing fee

    100 €

     

This is what you should do

1

Make sure you meet the requirements for mobility.

2

Make sure you have all the attachments needed. If necessary, have them translated.

3

Fill in the notification form.

4

Pay the processing fee. Follow the payment instructions given in the mobility notification form. Attach a copy of the payment receipt to your notification.

5

Send the notification form to the Finnish Immigration Service.

When should the mobility notification be submitted?

If you intend to carry out part of your studies in Finland, you must submit a mobility notification to the Finnish Immigration Service. If you are going to apply for a residence permit in another EU Member State (the first Member State) knowing that you will be completing part of your studies in Finland, you must submit a mobility notification at the time when you apply for a residence permit before you arrive in the first Member State. Otherwise you must submit your mobility notification as soon as the intended mobility to Finland is known.

What details should be provided in the notification?

Your mobility notification must include the following information and documents:

  • a copy of a valid passport and of the permit issued by the first Member State covering the period of the mobility;
  • the planned duration and dates of the mobility, if they are not specified in the agreement or in other documents;
  • evidence that you have sufficient financial resources for the duration of the mobility period, as you must have EUR 560 per month at your disposal; (linkki toimeentulo-osioon)
  • evidence that the processing fee for the mobility notification (EUR 100) has been paid;
  • evidence that the part of your studies you will carry out in Finland is covered by a Union or multilateral programme that comprises mobility measures or by an agreement between two or more higher education institutions;
  • evidence that you have been accepted to study at a higher education institution in Finland;
  • evidence that the fees charged by the higher education institution have been paid;
  • documentation of insurance.

Your notification will be subject to a processing fee, as laid down in the government decree on fees. Pay the processing fee in advance to the account of the Finnish Immigration Service: FI50 5000 0121 5029 82. If you pay the fee abroad, give the following details in your payment: Pohjola Bank Plc, BIC: OKOYFIHH and IBAN: FI50 5000 0121 5029 82. Write your name and the reference "liikkumisoikeus ja TK1_EU" in the message field. Submit your mobility notification together with proof of having paid the processing fee.

Certificate of right of residence

If the Finnish Immigration Service does not object to your mobility period, you will receive a certificate of your right to stay in Finland. You will receive the certificate or a notice of objection within 30 days from the date when your mobility notification was received. You will get the reply by email. After submitting your mobility notification, you can arrive in Finland at any moment within the period of validity of the permit issued by the first Member State.

Right to work

If the Finnish Immigration Service does not object to your mobility period, you can work without restrictions if your work is related to your degree. This means practical training and thesis work. You also have a right to have other jobs but the following restrictions apply:

  • You may only work for an average of 25 hours per week during the academic terms.
    • The number of working hours is not restricted on a weekly level. This means that you can adjust your weekly working hours during the academic term, as long as you work for 25 hours a week on average.
  • You can work without restrictions at the times when your educational institution offers no instruction.

Mobility Notification for Student, ILMOITUS_OPI

Fill in the paper notification form
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