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Residence permit extension

It is important to apply for a residence permit extension before your previous residence permit expires. If your previous residence permit expires during the processing of your application, you can remain in Finland and usually also have the right to work while the application is being processed. If you do not apply for a residence permit extension until after your previous residence permit has expired, you can remain in Finland while the application is being processed but do not have the right to work until you receive a new residence permit.

The Immigration Service will grant you a residence permit extension if the grounds based on which you received the first permit are still valid. You can also apply for a residence permit extension on grounds different to the first permit. Remember that you must meet the requirements for the residence permit in question. Read more on the InfoFinland page: If the reason for your residence in Finland changes.

Sufficient income

In order to receive a residence permit extension in Finland, you must have sufficient income to guarantee your livelihood. If your family members are also applying for a residence permit extension, the requirement for sufficient income applies to them. In certain cases, the Immigration Service does not require sufficient income. You can check who must have sufficient income, and how much, on the Immigration Service website.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Sufficient incomeFinnish | Swedish | English

Applying for a residence permit extension

You can apply for a residence permit extension online through the Enter Finland service. After submitting the application, you must visit a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity. You must visit a service point within three months of submitting the application. Bring your passport, a passport photo and the original copies of the application appendices. You should book an appointment in advance to visit the Finnish Immigration Service. You can book the appointment in the electronic appointment booking service of the Finnish Immigration Service.

If you submitted your application online, remember to check your Enter Finland account regularly. If further clarifications are needed, you will be informed through your account.

If you are unable to apply online, you can also apply using a paper form at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service. Print out the form from the Finnish Immigration Service website and fill it in. Make an appointment for the service point. When you go to the service point, bring a filled-in application form, the appendices and copies of the appendices, your passport and a passport photo.

The processing of the permit application is subject to a charge, which must be paid upon applying for a permit. In the Enter Finland service, you can pay with the online banking credentials of a Finnish bank or with a credit card.

Bear in mind that, if your situation in life changes, that may also affect your residence permit. A fixed-term residence permit can be revoked if the grounds on which it was granted no longer exist. Read more on the InfoFinland page: Can I lose my residence permit?

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Extending your residence permitFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiEnterfinland.fi:
Electronic applicationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Electronic appointment bookingFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Service points of the Finnish Immigration ServiceFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Residence permit application formsFinnish | Swedish | English

The Finnish Immigration Service: Presentation of the Enter Finland e-service