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For applicants who were trained in the EU/EEA area, legal maximum time is four months starting when all the required documents have arrived at Valvira. Note: If we need to ask for missing documents, the process may take longer.
For applicants who were trainded outside the EU/EEA area, processing may take longer if, for example, the documents need to be sent to a Finnish institute of education for evaluation of qualification.
All decisions will be given in Finnish or Swedish
Even rejected applications will be charged in some cases
Half of the application processing fee will be charged for the cancelled application
Decision fee on licensing (qualification in an EU/EEA country)
Conditional decision with specific compensation measures
Decision after completion of specific compensation measures
Evaluation of your education done by a Finnish institute of education in Finland (qualification in an EU/EEA country)
Recognition of professional qualification (prior to language proficiency test)
Licensing and right to use protected occupational title following language proficiency test, following recognition of professional qualification
Fixed-term licensing for medical doctors
Licensing for medical doctor following placement in Finland
European Professional Card (EPC) preparation and/or issuing
Decision fee on licensing (qualification outside the EU/EEA area) excluding medical doctors and dentists
Licensing for medical doctor or dentist (qualification outside the EU/EEA area)
Evaluation of your education done by an educational institution or a higher educational institution in Finland (qualification outside the EU/EEA area)
First limited authorisation to practice
Continuation to the limited authorisation
Full license after limited authorisation
Requirement for further training as a condition to professional licensing
Licensing and right to use a protected occupational title following further training
Registration of training
Approval of a medical degree/degree in dentistry completed in a non-EU/EEA country
Registration of a foreign student
Certificate of Current Professional Status
Professional practice rights decisions are subject to a fee, and the fee will be charged also from the rejected decisions. Half of the application processing fee will be charged for the cancelled application.