Queue of applications for seasonal work permits and certificates

5.9.2019 13.10
Press release

If you are coming to Finland for seasonal work, you must get a specific permit for it.

Seasonal work refers to work in agriculture or tourism, for example, that is done at certain times of the year. The maximum length of seasonal work is nine months.

We will publish weekly updates about the processing queue. Follow Migri.fi! We recommend that you do not ask after the status of your application by phone because our customer service does not have more accurate information than what you can find in this customer bulletin.

You can use the e-service Enter Finland to apply for a residence permit for seasonal work or a certificate for seasonal work. If you submit your application in the e-service, your application will be processed faster. Applications for seasonal work permits and certificates are always considered urgent. Applications are decided in the order they have been submitted.

Requests for certificates for seasonal work

On 5 September 2019, approximately 9248 requests for a certificate for seasonal work have been submitted.

Applications submitted 27 August 2019 or later are currently waiting to be processed.

Approximately 9237 applications for a certificate for seasonal work have been decided.

Applications for residence permits for seasonal work that lasts 3 to 6 months

On 5 September 2019, approximately 1096 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work have been submitted.

Applications submitted 26 July 2019 or later are currently waiting to be processed.

Approximately 913 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work that lasts 3–6 months have been decided.

Applications for residence permits for seasonal work that lasts 6 to 9 months

On 5 September 2019, 391 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work have been submitted.

Applications submitted 30 July 2019 or later are currently waiting to be processed.

Approximately 428 applications for a residence permit for seasonal work that lasts 6–9 months have been decided.

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