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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.
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 and bring your child to a Migri service point in Finland. You will find more information at migri.fi/en/identification. 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 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 Migri service point during your visit to prove your identity.
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.