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Technical difficulties in Enter Finland:
- The start page menu is not displayed properly on all mobile phones. If you cannot see the entire menu, rotate your mobile phone horizontally or use a computer.
- Problems with making payments if payment of processing fee gets interrupted before confirmation
- Due to technical problems, some customers cannot open requests for additional information at the moment
- There may be delays in partial decisions on residence permits for an employed person or on residence permits for seasonal work becoming visible in Enter Finland for Employers
- Payment information is not visible on Enter Finland for applications paid before 30 June 2023
For more information and instructions, see the page Technical issues and service breaks in Enter Finland (migri.fi)
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.
Changing a previously issued certificate of right of permanent residence or a permanent residence card for a family member to a permanent residence card issued under the withdrawal agreement
This application is meant for you, if you have been issued with a certificate of a right of permanent residence as an EU citizen or with a permanent residence card for a family member of an EU citizen. The application is free of charge.
Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin. You must have, a valid passport issued by your nation state or identity card issued by the British authorities and certificate of permanent residence as EU citizen or permanent residence card for EU citizen’s family member.
Fill in the application and choose your service point
Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. The service point is where you prove your identity. You will find more information at migri.fi/en/identification. If you are applying in Finland, visit a Migri service point. In certain situations, you can also apply for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement from abroad. If you can apply for a permit abroad, visit a Finnish embassy or consulate. Please take into account that the service points can be very busy. If you are in Finland, you can book an appointment before submitting an application in Migri's appointments system. If you are abroad, contact the embassy or consulate directly.
Pay and submit the application
No fee will be charged for processing your application. However, a processing fee may be charged when you visit your service point in order to prove your identity if the authority finds that your application is subject to a fee.
Visit the selected authority to prove your identity
When you have submitted your application via the e-service, you must visit the service point you selected in order to prove your identity, to present the original copies of the attachments required for your application and to have your fingerprints taken. Remember to take a passport photo with you. Passport photo guidelines can be found on the website of the Finnish police.
Follow the processing
You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service. If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request first and foremost through the e-service.
You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.