If you are applying for an extended permit or citizenship or renewing your residence permit card or residence card, it is possible that you do not need to visit a service point to prove your identity. For more information about when visiting a service point is not necessary, see the page Identification migri.fi/en/identification

Seasonal work

Seasonal work

Apply for a residence permit for seasonal work if your work is in the field of agriculture or tourism and is tied to a certain season.


The types of seasonal work to which the Seasonal Workers Act is applied include agricultural and garden work, forestry and work in the tourism sector. The Seasonal Workers Act also applies to temporary agency work. On our website you can find a detailed list of seasonal jobs.


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. In order to check this, we ask you to state in your application all periods within the twelve previous months that you have spent in Finland doing seasonal work.


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, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, do not apply for a residence permit for seasonal work but apply for a residence permit for an employed person.



You can find more detailed information about residence permits for seasonal work on our website.


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.

Select the application that suits your situation