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
Extended residence permits

Extended residence permits

Apply for an extended permit for about 3 months before your current residence permit expires.

You need to apply for an extended permit also when you are in Finland and hold a residence permit but your grounds for residence are changing. For example: You hold a residence permit on the basis of family ties but these family ties have ended. You can apply for an extended permit on the basis of work if you have a job.

When you apply for an extended permit, you may not need to visit a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity if you log in to your Enter Finland account using Finnish online banking credentials, for example. To find out more, see the page Identification (migri.fi).

Select the application that suits your situation


If you will continue working or pursuing a trade or business in Finland.


If you will continue studying in Finland.


If you will continue living in Finland with your family member.