If you are applying for an extended permit or citizenship or renewing your residence permit card or residence card, it is possible that you do not need to visit a service point to prove your identity. For more information about when visiting a service point is not necessary, see the page Identification migri.fi/en/identification

Welcome to Enter Finland, the online service of the Finnish Immigration Service! Here you can apply for a residence permit or for Finnish citizenship online.

Choose an application below:

If you are not sure which type of application you should choose, use the Application Finder on the Finnish Immigration Service website to find out. For instructions on how to use the online service, see the page Online services.

If you assist an applicant, choose your online service below:

This is how Enter Finland works:

Create a user account.
You can use our online service with online banking credentials or with an email address and password. For further instructions, watch the video How to use Enter Finland.
Fill in, pay for and submit your application and visit a service point.
Book an appointment to visit a Finnish embassy or consulate abroad or a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service in Finland. Read more from migri.fi/en/identification. If you are in Finland when you submit your application, you will find further instructions on the pages Booking an appointment and Visiting a service point. The processing of your application does not start before you have paid the processing fee.
Follow the processing of your application.
You will receive requests for additional information and the decision on your application to your Enter Finland account. You will also get email notifications of them. The information you see in Enter Finland is the same you would receive from our customer service.

These applications cannot be submitted online:

The following applications cannot be submitted using the online service of the Finnish Immigration Service: residence permit on the basis of Finnish origin; residence permit on other grounds; extended permit on the basis of international protection; travel documents; Schengen visa; asylum application.

For further information, see the website of the Finnish Immigration Service or the website of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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