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Residence permit for seasonal work

Residence permit for seasonal work

This application form is for you if you are applying for a residence permit for seasonal work in Finland for a maximum 9 months. Your work must be seasonal and in a certain field of work. If you are applying for a residence permit for a period longer than six months, the Employment and Economic Development Office will first make a partial decision, after which the Finnish Immigration Service issues its decision. If your work is not seasonal or the season lasts longer than nine months or if you live in a member state of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you must apply for a residence permit for an employed person (TTOL).

 

You must apply for a first residence permit for seasonal work abroad before arriving in Finland. You can apply for a first residence permit for seasonal work while you are in Finland only if you hold a valid certificate for seasonal work or visa for seasonal work and intend to continue doing seasonal work in Finland. This means that if you are in Finland and plan to submit an application but do not have a valid certificate or visa for seasonal work, you should apply, for instance, for a residence permit for an employed person instead. 

 


A residence permit for seasonal work is always temporary. The permit is granted for a maximum of nine months within a 12 month period. When counting the maximum duration of the permit, all seasonal work permits granted to you during the period in question will be taken into account. Seasonal work permits are residence permit for seasonal work, certificate for seasonal work and visa for seasonal work. Family members of seasonal workers cannot be granted a residence permit on the basis of family ties.

1

Get ready

Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin. You must have at least:

 

  • Copies of the passport page containing personal data and of all passport pages that contain markings (such as stamps or visas). Your passport must still be valid for three months after your residence permit for seasonal work has ended.
  • appendix to seasonal work permit application (TY6_plus), filled in by the employer. When you apply for a permit in Enter Finland, you can give your employer permission to supplement your application in Enter Finland for Employers. Your employer needs to supplement your application with the following information: Information about terms of employment. If it is not possible to use Enter Finland, submit the supplement form TY6_plus, filled in and signed by your employer, together with your application.
  • If you are employed by a temporary-work agency, the contract between the temporary-work agency and the user company must be attached to the application. The contract must contain information about the parties of the contract, the period of validity of the contract and the work duties in the work location.

  • Document showing that you are legally staying in the country where you submit the application.

  • The form MP_1 if you are in Finland when you submit your residence permit application.
     

If other attachments are required, this will be indicated in the application.

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Fill in the application and choose your service point

Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. The service point is where you prove your identity. You will find more information at migri.fi/en/identification. Please take into account that the embassies can be very busy, please contact the embassy or consulate directly.

3

Pay and submit the application

The processing of an application is subject to a fee. You can pay the processing fee with most credit cards, or use the online banking services provided by Finnish banks. You can also pay the processing fee when you visit a Finnish embassy or consulate or a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity.

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Visit the selected authority to prove your identity

When you have submitted your application via the e-service, visit the embassy or the service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. Remember to take a passport photo with you. Passport photo guidelines can be found on the website of the Finnish police.

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Follow the processing 

You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service.

If you will work for less than six months, the Finnish Immigration Service will directly process your application. If you will work for more than six months, the application is processed in two stages:

 

  1. The work permit unit of the Employment and Economic Development Office makes a partial decision on the application. The Employment and Economic Development Office will examine whether the requirements laid down in the Seasonal Workers Act and in the Aliens Act are met.
  2. When the partial decision has been made, the Finnish Immigration Service will process the application and make its decision. In some cases you may be heard before the decision is made, either in writing or at an interview.

If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request primarily through the e-service. If necessary, the request will be sent to your employer. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.

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