Waiting for the decision

After your asylum interview, your application will be transferred to the processing queue and from there to one of our decision-makers.

You can see the expected processing time of your application in the Processing Time Checker.

As the processing time depends on the personal situation of each applicant, someone who arrived in Finland at the same time as you may receive a decision before you do. This is normal. Please simply wait for your decision. The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if something is missing from your application.

You may live in a reception centre or private accommodation while your application is being processed.

Read more in the section Daily life in a reception centre.

Watch a video about waiting for the decision.