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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.

To create a user account, give your email address and create a password, or log in with online banking credentials. The user account is for your personal use only. No one else is allowed use your account for you. If you are not familiar with computers, you should submit a paper application instead of applying online.

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. The processing of your application does not start before you have paid the processing fee. 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.
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; renewal of residence permit card; 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.


Five steps and your application is ready


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