Continuing to work if your permit is not a seasonal work permit
Usually, you may continue working in accordance with your current permit while your application for an extended permit is being processed if you apply for an extended permit before your current permit expires. In contrast, if you apply for an extended permit after your previous permit has already expired, you are not allowed to continue working on the basis of your old permit.
- Read more about when you are not allowed to continue working after your permit expires.
- If you are a seasonal worker, read more under Continuing to work if you have a seasonal work permit.
If we decide not to grant you an extended permit and you appeal this decision, you may continue working until your appeal has been processed.
Examples of different scenarios:
If you apply for asylum instead of an extended permit
If you are staying and working in Finland with a residence permit and apply for asylum (international protection) instead of an extended permit, your right to work based on your residence permit ends when the residence permit expires.
Read more about the right to work when applying for international protection.