Choose your application:
First residence permit
When you do not have a residence permit and you 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.
Why should you apply for your permit electronically?
You will get the decision faster than when applying on a paper form.
It's more affordable
The processing fee is lower when you apply online.
You can follow the progress of your application and see when the decision is ready.
These applications cannot be submitted electronically:
Permanent residence permit
Remigration or Finnish origin
Apply for these permits at a Finnish embassy abroad or at a police station in Finland. More information:
| www.migri.fi | www.poliisi.fi www.formin.finland.fi Five steps to complete your application
Select and fill your application
Learn about Finland and moving to Finland
Finland in your language.
Information about Finland.
If you are coming to Finland to work.
Public information service for Helsinki residents.
You are Legal representative or guardian for minor
If you are a lawyer representing the immigrant or guardian for minor person, you are able to follow the progress of your case in Enter Finland module for Legal Advisors. The functionality is available in