Easier for international students and researchers
Migri.fi: Amendments to legislation on students and researchers will take effect on Friday 15 April 2022. In future, students can directly be granted a residence permit that is valid for the entire duration of the studies. In addition, all researchers may use the same application form to apply for a residence permit. The amendments only apply to students and researcher from countries outside the EU.
The issue of residence permits under the new act will begin on 15 April. Even applications that are already being processed will be decided in accordance with the new act.
The amendments do not influence residence permits that have already been granted.
Read more: Customer bulletin 14.4.2022