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Service breaks in Enter Finland

There are sometimes service breaks in the online service Enter Finland during which you may not be able to log in to the service. Information about a service break can be found on the start page of Enter Finland.

The service breaks in Enter Finland usually last for 2–4 hours. There are very seldom service breaks lasting for longer than 24 hours.

You do not have to inform the Finnish Immigration Service if you are unable to log in to Enter Finland. You are not required to do anything if you have problems with login.

Follow these instructions during a service break in Enter Finland:

1. Wait until you can log in to the service again

When the service break is over, we will delete the message about the service break on the Enter Finland start page.

2. If you are unable to log in to Enter Finland the following day, follow these instructions for different situations:

1. You have received a request for additional information and have not yet replied 

  • Wait until the service break is over and you can log in to Enter Finland. Reply to the request as soon as you can log in again.
  • If you cannot reply to the request before the given time limit expires, you can ask for more time to reply. In that case, the time limit will be extended with two weeks.
    • Call the Finnish Immigration Service’s customer guidance services and ask for more time to reply to the request for additional information. Mention that you have not been able to reply to the request due to a service break in Enter Finland that has lasted for more than one day.
    • When the time limit has been extended, you can reply to the request within two weeks even though the original time limit may expire. You may still receive automated messages asking you to reply to the request before the original time limit. You can ignore these messages. The settings for automated messages will not change although our customer service extends your time limit for replying to the request.

2. You have to submit your application urgently

  • Wait until the service break is over and you can log in to Enter Finland again. Submit the application as soon as you can log in. 

3. You have received a decision in Enter Finland

  • Wait until the service break is over and you can log in to Enter Finland again. You can read the decision when the service break is over.