Permanent residence permit

This form is for applying for either a permanent Finnish residence permit (P) or an EU residence permit (P-EU) for third-country nationals with long-term EU resident status. You are eligible for a permanent residence permit if you have lived in Finland on a continuous residence permit (A permit) for an uninterrupted period of four years. You are eligible for a P-EU residence permit if you have lived in Finland on a continuous residence permit (A permit) for an uninterrupted period of five years. If you are suspected of or have been found guilty of an offence, you may be denied a permanent residence permit or P-EU residence permit.

If you are not eligible for a permanent residence permit, you may be granted an extended fixed-term residence permit on the basis of your application.

It isn't possible to apply for a permanent permit for a child in Enter Finland. This will be possible later in 2017. You must apply for your child using a paper application.


Get ready

Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin:

  • copy of your valid passport or travel document
  • clarification of income.


Complete the application and select your service point

Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. You must prove your identity at a Migri service point in Finland within three months of submitting your application. Please take into account that the service points can be very busy. You can book an appointment already before submitting the application using Migri's appointment system.


Pay and submit your application

The fee charged for processing the application is 187 euros. You can use a credit card or Finnish online banking services to pay the application online. You may also pay the application fee when you visit Migri.


Visit the selected authority to identify yourself

Visit Migri to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. Remember to take a passport photo with you.


Follow the processing of your application

You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service. The information in e-service is identical to the one that can be given by our phone customer service. If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request primarily through the e-service. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.

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