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Seasonal workers returning to work for a previous employer

When applying for a certificate for seasonal work or a residence permit for seasonal work, you do not need to fill in all sections of the paper application if

  • you intend to work for an employer for whom you have worked previously within the past five years and
  • the employer in question was registered in the seasonal work permit you held at the time.

The application process is otherwise the same as when applying for a seasonal work permit to work for a new employer. You must attach to your application the TY6_plus form, filled in and signed by your employer. 

When applying for a seasonal work permit using a paper application, you do not need to fill in the following sections of the application form:

When applying for a certificate for seasonal work,

  • select ‘Yes’ in section 6.4 of the TOD_P_KAUSI form (“Are you returning to the same employer and employment for which you have been granted a seasonal work permit in the past 5 years?”).

If you answer ‘Yes’ in section 6.4, you do not need to fill in section 6.5 concerning accommodation.

See our website for detailed instructions for requesting a certificate for seasonal work.

When applying for a residence permit for seasonal work,

  • select ‘Yes’ in section 8.2 or 8.3 of the OLE_TY6 form. The relevant section depends on whether you are applying for your first residence permit or an extended permit.

If you answer ‘Yes’ in section 8.2 or 8.3, you do not need to fill in section 9 concerning the conditions of employment.

See our website for detailed instructions on how to apply for a residence permit for seasonal work.

If you fill in the application form using the Enter Finland service, you must complete all sections

Unlike paper application forms, the Enter Finland service does not currently allow applicants to skip certain sections of application forms. We still recommend that applicants use Enter Finland, because the fee charged for online applications is lower, and they are processed more quickly than paper applications.

Leaving certain sections of application forms empty as appropriate will be possible in Enter Finland in 2022. We will publish more detailed information on the timetable as soon as it becomes available.

Until this change takes effect, those applying via Enter Finland must complete all sections of the application form even if they are returning to work for a previous employer.