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Subsequent applications

You can submit a new asylum application if you have received a final decision on your previous application. If your previous decision can still be appealed, the decision is not final.

Submitting a new asylum application

You should submit a new asylum application immediately when there are grounds or need for applying again. If you wish to submit a new asylum application, tell this to the police or the border control authorities. When you do that, report your new grounds for asylum and all additional information immediately. This is important because the Finnish Immigration Service will conduct a preliminary assessment based on this information and decide whether your new application will be examined or not.

You must present all new information and grounds immediately, because the Finnish Immigration Service will decide on the basis of these whether you will be called to a new asylum interview or not. Do not wait until the asylum interview at the Finnish Immigration Service to present your additional information and new grounds.

You must also have a reason for not expressing your new grounds earlier. The reason must be one that you personally have not been able to affect.

After submitting a new asylum application, remember to check your right to work.

Processing of subsequent applications

The Finnish Immigration Service will conduct a preliminary investigation on each new asylum application.

The Finnish Immigration Service will consider the grounds you have given and decide whether to arrange a new asylum interview or whether your matter can be decided without an interview.