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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. Starting in 2017 all residence permit extension applications are received and processed by the Finnish Immigration Service.

You can apply for an extension online even if you didn't apply for your first permit on the e-service. It is not yet possible to apply for a permanent residence permit online.

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

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