The average processing time for applications is 3 – 4 months and it begins to run once Valvira has received all necessary documents. 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.
There are several professional qualifications whose training and requirements have not been harmonised at the EU level. Valvira cannot automatically grant the right to practice a profession to the holder of such a professional qualification obtained outside Finland, in another EU or EEA Member State. If substantial differences are found between the applicant’s training and the comparable Finnish training, the applicant may be given the opportunity to undertake compensation measures: