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
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Apply for a first residence permit

On this page, you can apply for a first residence permit. You need a residence permit if you are coming to Finland for over 90 days. Please begin by selecting the reason why you are coming to Finland: for work, for studies, or to join a family member.

 

If you are

Select the application that suits your situation

Work
You are coming to Finland to work. You may be an employee, an entrepreneur or a researcher, for example.
Studies
You are coming to Finland for studies.
Family
You and your family member are moving to Finland, or a family member of yours is already living in Finland.