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Residence permit

The processing queue of students’ residence permit applications

This page contains current information about the processing of students’ residence permit applications.

We publish updates on the status of the processing queue every week on Tuesdays. The updates show the status of the queue up until the previous Sunday.

Applications for a first residence permit

On 5 February 2023, the number of first applications for a residence permit for studies being processed was approximately 874.

At the moment, we are processing applications received before and on 2 September 2022.

Since 1 January 2023, decisions have been made on 456 first applications for a residence permit for studies.

Applications for an extended permit

On 5 February 2023, the number of applications for an extended permit for studies being processed was approximately 586.

At the moment, we are processing applications received before and on 14 October 2022.

Since 1 January 2023, decisions have been made on 362 applications for an extended permit for studies.

Follow the processing of your application online

You can follow the processing of your application with the help of chatbot Kamu. Kamu will check the status of your application among all other applications with the same type of matter and processing grounds. Read more about chatbot Kamu.

Now you can receive automated email messages from us when the processing stage of your application changes.

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.

Need help? See the Frequently Asked Questions page

You can find answers to most questions about students’ residence permits on the website Migri.fi.

See frequently asked questions about students’ residence permits