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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Extended residence permit for working

For more information about extended permits, see the page migri.fi/en/extended-permit.

Extended permit application for an employed person (TTOL)

You are employed by a Finnish employer or an employer operating in Finland and apply for an extended residence permit. 

The application will be processed in two stages: First an Employment and Economic Development Office issues a partial decision. After that, the Finnish Immigration Service decides your application.

 

 

If you have completed a degree in Finland, apply for a residence permit for person with a degree completed in Finland.

Extended permit application for a specialist

You work as a specialist or you want to apply for the EU Blue Card.

Extended permit application for a seasonal worker

You are a seasonal worker  within the field of agriculture or tourism and your employment will last for 3 to 9 months. Jobs in forestry, crop production or at festivals are examples of seasonal work that requires a residence permit.

 

If you are working in Finland with a certificate for seasonal work and want to apply for an extension to it, apply for a first residence permit for seasonal work.

Extended permit application for internship

You want to continue your stay by reason of internship, voluntary work or Working Holiday.

 

If you have already stayed in Finland for 18 months as an intern or volunteer worker or for 12 months on a Working Holiday, you cannot get a new residence permit on the same grounds.

Extended permit application for a researcher

You are a researcher if you are conducting scientific research, studying for a Licentiate's degree or preparing a doctoral dissertation in Finland.

Extended permit application for au pair status

You want to continue your stay in Finland as an au pair.

 

If you have already worked as an au pair in Finland for 12 months, you cannot get a new residence permit as an au pair.

Extended permit application for an entrepreneur

Extended permit application for sports or coaching

Extended permit application to look for work or start a business

You have either studied and completed a degree in Finland or completed your research in Finland and you do not yet have a job.

 

The permit must be applied for within five years from the date when your residence permit for studies or research expired.

Extended permit application on the basis of other employment

Apply for an extended permit on these grounds, if