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When you log in with online bank credentials and apply for an extended permit, you do not necessarily need to visit a service point to identify yourself. Read more about strong identification at migri.fi/en/identification.

Residence permit on the basis of other employment

This application form is for you if you


Before you start filling in the application form, please check whether you can apply for the following residence permits:


If you do not meet any of the above-mentioned requirements and you cannot apply for a residence permit using another application form, but you are coming to Finland for work, apply for a residence permit for an employed person.

1

Get ready

Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin. You must have at least:

  • a valid passport
  • an employment agreement or a binding job offer
  • other clarifications related to your work.
If other attachments are required, this will be indicated in the application.

2

Complete the application and select 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 for a permit abroad, visit a Finnish embassy or consulate. If you are applying in Finland, visit a Migri service point. 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.

3

Pay and submit your application

The processing of an application is subject to a fee. You can pay the processing fee with most credit cards, or use the online banking services provided by Finnish banks. You can also pay the processing fee at the embassy or at the Migri service point during your visit to prove your identity.

4

Visit the selected authority to identify yourself

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.

5

Follow the processing of your application

It takes four months on average to process the application. 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 primarily through the e-service. If necessary, the request will be sent to your employer. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.

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