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Extended residence permits
You need to apply for a new fixed-term residence permit before your current permit expires. The application should be submitted in good time before you previous permit expires. You can apply for an extension online even if you didn't apply for your first permit on the e-service.
If you apply for an extended permit in Enter Finland before your residence permit expires, you do not need to visit a service point to prove your identity before the expiry of your permit. It is sufficient that you submit your application in time in Enter Finland. In most cases, your right to work remains valid even if you have not been able to come to a service point to prove your identity before your previous permit expires.
If you have used strong electronic identification on Enter Finland, you do not necessarily need to prove your identity and provide your fingerprints at a service point. Read more here: migri.fi/en/identification.
If you are already in Finland, but don't have and haven't had a residence permit yet, you need to apply for a first residence permit. A visa is not a residence permit.
This service is for applying for an extension to your permit. If you want to renew your expired or lost residence permit card, use the form Renewal of residence permit card or residence card for a family member of an EU citizen.
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.