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Apply for a residence permit for seasonal work if you are coming to Finland from outside the European Union or the European Economic Area and your work is seasonal work in a certain field. Jobs in farm work, forestry, crop production or tourism are examples of seasonal work that requires a residence permit. On our website you can find a detailed list of seasonal jobs (only available in Finnish).
This service is not intended for the employers of seasonal workers. The seasonal worker must have a personal account and make the application themselves.
You can have a seasonal job in Finland for no longer than nine months during a period of twelve months. If your job is not seasonal work or if you come to Finland to work for more than nine months or if you live in a member state of the European Union, do not apply for a residence permit for seasonal work but apply for a residence permit for an employed person.
- Apply for your first residence permit for seasonal work when your job in Finland lasts for more than 90 days but less than nine months. Also apply for this permit when you have worked in Finland with a visa for seasonal work or you have been granted a certificate for seasonal work and you will continue to work a seasonal job in Finland.
- Apply for an extended residence permit for seasonal work when you have worked in Finland with a residence permit for seasonal work and will continue to work a seasonal job in Finland.
- Ask for a certificate for seasonal work when you come to Finland to work a seasonal job for no more than 90 days and you can travel to Finland without a visa. If you need a visa to travel to Finland, apply for a visa for seasonal work at a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate).
If you are not sure which grounds for applying you should choose, use the Application Finder on the Finnish Immigration Service website to find out.