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
Permanent residence permits
Permanent residence permit for child

Permanent residence permit for a child

This form is for applying for either a permanent residence permit (P) or an EU residence permit (P-EU) for third-country nationals with long-term EU resident status. Your child is eligible for a permanent residence permit if he or she has lived in Finland on a continuous residence permit (A permit) for an uninterrupted period of four years. Your child is eligible for a P-EU residence permit if he or she has lived in Finland on a continuous residence permit (A permit) for an uninterrupted period of five years.

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


Get ready

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

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


Fill in the application and choose your service point

Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. You must visit a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity. If your children are applying for a residence permit, they must visit a service point to prove their identity, too. 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 the 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 prove your identity

When you have submitted your child’s application via the e-service, you and your child must visit the service point you selected in order to prove your and your child’s identity and to present the original copies of the attachments required for the application. If the child is six years old or older, his or her fingerprints are also taken. Remember to take your child’s 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.

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