Extended residence permits

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 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. Please note that you can't renew your residence permit card through the online service.

Select the correct application. 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.

You continue working in Finland as an employed or a self-employed person.
You continue your studies in Finland.
You continue your family life with your family member in Finland.