Student: follow the processing queue on our website or in Enter Finland
We publish a weekly update on the processing queue for applications for a residence permit for studies.
If you have submitted your application in the e-service Enter Finland, we have received it right away and you can check its status in the e-service. If you have sent in a paper application, it will take a few weeks for the application to reach the Finnish Immigration Service.
Applications for a first residence permit
On 18 July 2019, there are approximately 2129 pending applications for a first residence permit for studies.
Applications arrived on 14 May 2019 are currently waiting to be processed.
Applications for an extended permit
On 18 July 2019, there are approximately 956 pending applications for an extended permit for studies.
Applications arrived on 10 May 2019 are currently waiting to be processed.
Residence permit applications for studies are processed as urgent
We process all residence permit applications for studies as urgent without any separate requests.
We will contact you if we need any additional information for your application.
We will make a decision on applications for a first residence permit within approximately one month. Applications for an extended permit are decided within approximately two months.