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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.

The processing situation is updated every Friday.

Applications for a first residence permit

On 16 September 2022, there are approximately 871 pending applications for a first residence permit for studies.

Applications arrived on 29 July 2022 are currently waiting to be processed.

To date, 6,789 applications for a first residence permit for studies have been decided since 1 January 2022.

Applications for an extended permit

On 16 September 2022, there are approximately 701 pending applications for an extended permit for studies.

Applications arrived on 27 July 2022 are currently waiting to be processed.

To date, 2,744 applications for an extended residence permit for studies have been decided since 1 January 2022.

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