An estimated 1,000 British citizens living in Finland have not yet applied for a right of residence to remain in the country, which is a mandatory requirement under the terms of the UK’s divorce agreement.
The deadline for submitting so-called Brexit permit applications to the Migration Agency is Thursday 30 September.
According to the office, by the end of last month, a total of 3,923 applications had been received, but there are currently an estimated 5,000 British citizens in Finland.
"As the deadline for applications approaches, we still expect to receive a large number of applications from British citizens," Migri Senior Advisor Mika Walldén said in a press release.
The Brexit permit application was opened in October last year in Finland before the so-called
Migri has so far issued 2,280 decisions on permits, but warned that processing times could take up to 14 months due to late applications. The office therefore called on all British citizens to submit their applications before the deadline.
"Once the application has been submitted, the applicant’s right of residence in Finland is valid until the processing is completed, and he or she can continue working or studying as before," Walldén said, adding that the fastest way to submit an application is through the Enter Finland online service.
Source: The Nordic Page