Welcome to the online service of the Finnish Immigration Service!
Choose your application:
First residence permit
When you do not have a residence permit yet and plan to move to Finland.
If you are an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen.
Extended residence permit
When your permit is expiring and you already are in Finland.
If you meet the requirements for citizenship.
The e-service works as follows:
Create your own user account
Give your e-mail address and create a password for your user account that only you know. If you are not accustomed to using a computer, please fill in a paper application. Someone else cannot use the service for you.
Fill in, pay for and submit your application, then go and identify yourself
Please note that the documents that you attach to your online application have to be in an electronic format (guide). If you have not paid for your application or have not been to identify yourself and to show the originals of your document to an authority, your application cannot be processed.
Follow the processing of your application
You will receive requests for additional information and your decision via your user account, and email notifications when you get them. Keep your e-mail address and password safe so you can log into the service.
These applications cannot be submitted electronically:
Permanent residence permit
Apply for these permits at a Finnish embassy abroad or at a police station in Finland. More information: