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If you were unable to reply to a request for additional information or submit your urgent application on 11–13 September 2023 while Enter Finland was experiencing technical issues:
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.
Registrations of EU citizens and their family members
You must register your stay in Finland if you are a citizen of the European Union and your stay in Finland exceeds three months. Fill in and pay for your application here and visit the Finnish Immigration Service to verify your identity within three months of entering into Finland. Please note that you can verify your identity only at the Immigration Service's Service point in Finland, not in an Embassy abroad. For registration purposes, citizens of Liechtenstein and Switzerland are considered EU citizens.
If you are a citizen of a Nordic country, register your right of residence at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
A family member of an EU citizen that resides in Finland for over three months and is not a citizen of the Union can apply for a residence card of a family member of an EU citizen. The card must be applied for within three months of entering into Finland.
If you are the family member of a Finnish citizen but you haven't lived together in another EU country, in most cases you should apply for a residence permit instead.
If you are not sure which grounds for applying you should choose, use the Application Finder on the Finnish Immigration Service website to find out.