Finland Starts Automatically Issuing Positive Decisions for Student Residence Permit Applications

Finland has started to automatically issue positive decisions on student residence permit applications as of October 19 in a bid to make the process more efficient and uniform.

According to a press release of the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri), which is responsible for the processing of all types of residence permits, the automated decision-making service will be used to process the student applications that meet all criteria for obtaining such a permit.

This automated service will decide only on applications that meet all the required criteria and doesn’t include the negative decisions and decisions that require individual consideration, reports.