The Finnish Immigration Service has announced that in-person services will be limited to those with an appointment.

Key Points:

  • As of March 23, foreign nationals must obtain an appointment and queuing number for in-person residence permit application-related services.
  • Finnish Immigration is booking appointments for residence permit identity verification for applications submitted on or after March 23. Applicants who have already booked appointments may complete them as normal.
  • Those who are unable to submit their application online can submit a paper version in one of three ways: in-person with an appointment; via email; via post to Finnish Immigration Service, PO Box 10, 00086 Maahanmuuttovirasto.

Additional information: Those submitting a paper application can pay the processing fee the bank account of Immigration Finland.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should take possible residence permit processing delays into consideration. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop and updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Global Travel Impact Matrix, available here, for information on travel restrictions in other countries and territories.

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