The Finnish Immigration Service has returned to normal operations months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is now offering in-person immigration appointments with and without appointments.

Key Points:

  • Applicants seeking in-person appointments with urgent issues can visit a service center without a pre-scheduled appointment and wait in line.
  • Individuals with non-urgent issues can submit their applications through the Enter Finland website or by visiting a service center with an appointment.
  • Applications submitted by mail or email after Sept. 1 will not be accepted. Mail applications submitted after Sept. 1 will be returned to the applicant. Individuals who submitted email and mail applications before Sept. 1 do not need to schedule an appointment or wait in line at the service center. They will be contacted by the Finnish Immigration Service.
  • The International House Helsinki, which handles EU registrations, has reopened and is now making appointments.

Background: Finland began limiting in-person appointments in March. Information on new health measures that are in place during in-person appointments is available here.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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