Situation of applications for seasonal work permits and certificates on 25 July 2021

27.7.2021 10.04

We decide applications related to seasonal work in the order they have been submitted. However, we take into account the starting date of the employment, if the application is submitted well in advance of that date. Decisions are usually available in good time, provided that applications are submitted early enough. We attempt to process applications submitted for the same employer at the same time. Please wait until you receive a decision. As all applications for seasonal work permits are urgent, we do not accept requests for expedited processing.

You can easily follow the processing of your application online 

We publish a weekly update on the processing queue for seasonal work permits and certificates.

There is no need to ask about the status of your application by phone, because our customer service does not have more detailed information than what you can find in the update. When you apply for a seasonal work permit or certificate in Enter Finland, you can also follow the processing of your application in the online service. Submitting your application online enables a faster processing of the application. 

If you are applying for a residence permit for seasonal work, you can also check your place in the processing queue by asking our chatbot Kamu. For more information, see the page migri.fi/en/chat1

A few applications in the queues may be older.

Requests for certificates for seasonal work 

  • On 25 July 2021, we were processing 531 requests for a certificate for seasonal work. 
  • Requests submitted on 23 July 2021 are currently waiting to be processed. 
  • So far, 12,503 requests for a certificate for seasonal work have been decided. 

Applications for a residence permit for seasonal work lasting from 3 to 9 months 

  • On 25 July 2021, we were processing 312 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work. 
  • Requests submitted on 21 May 2021 are currently waiting to be processed. 
  • So far, 1,181 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work have been decided. 

Requests for the addition of a new employer

  • On 25 July 2021, we were processing 160 requests for the addition of a new employer. 

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