Welcome to the online service of the Finnish Immigration Service!
Choose your 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.
First residence permit
When you do not have a residence permit yet and plan to move to Finland.
Extended residence permit
When your residence permit is expiring.
Permanent residence permit
When you want to apply for a permanent residence permit.
When you are a seasonal worker.
EU citizens and their family members
Registrations, certificates and residence cards.
If you meet the requirements for citizenship.
Other Enter Finland options
You are an employer
Enter Finland for Employers
In Enter Finland for Employers you can follow the progress of your employee's residence permit application, pay the processing fee for them and submit required documents.
You are a legal advisor or a representative
Enter Finland for legal advisors and representatives
If you are an advisor or a representative, you can follow the progress of your clients application and send information and documents through Enter Finland.
The e-service works as follows:
Create your own user account
You can use our onlline service without internet banking codes. 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. This service is for personal use only. 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. The information available in the service is the same you receive when calling our customer service.
These applications cannot be submitted electronically:
Residence permit card renewal
Apply for these using a paper form at a Finnish embassy abroad or at the Finnish Immigration Service in Finland. An application for asylum must be made to the police. More information: