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Extended permit for an athlete or a coach
This residence permit application form is for you if you are applying for an extended fixed-term residence permit as an athlete or sports coach and you will be undertaking this activity in Finland professionally and on a full-time basis. You must also have signed a player agreement or an employment contract with a sports club or similar organisation.
Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information before you begin. You will need to have at least:
- copy of valid passport
- a contract with sports club or player contract
Complete the application and select your service point
Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. You must prove your identity at a Migri service point in Finland. You will find more information at migri.fi/en/identification. Please take into account that the service points can be very busy. You can book an appointment already before submitting the application using Migri's appointment system.
Pay and submit your application
The processing of an application is subject to a fee. You can pay the processing fee with most credit cards, or use the online banking services provided by Finnish banks. You can also pay the processing fee at the Migri service point during your visit to prove your identity.
Visit the selected authority to identify yourself
Visit Migri to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. Remember to take a passport photo with you.
Follow the processing of your application
You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service. If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request through the e-service. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.