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Permits and notification of move
If you are moving to Pyhäjoki from outside Europe, you need a residence permit. Matters related to residence permits are handled abroad by Finnish embassies and in Finland by the Finnish Immigration Service.
If you are an EU citizen, you do not need a residence permit, but you must register as a resident if you live in Pyhäjoki for more than 3 months.
Regardless of where you are moving from, remember to submit a notification of move to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
If you are planning to move to Pyhäjoki and need more specific local information, explore the municipality’s website.
You can also contact the Pyhäjoki Municipality counselling service (Info desk) or the Welcome to Pyhäjoki! project.
Info desk: info(at)pyhajoki.fi
Welcome to Pyhäjoki! Project: tervetuloa(at)pyhajoki.fi
Read more: Moving to Finland
Registering as a resident
Information on EU citizen’s registration as a resident is available on the Finnish Immigration Service website.
The Digital and Population Data Services Agency will enter your temporary address in the register or grant you a municipality of residence and register your permanent address if you meet the requirements.
The closest Finnish Immigration Service office is located in Oulu, and the closest Digital and Population Data Services Agency office is in Raahe.
Read more: Municipality of residence in Finland
Residence permit extension
If your residence permit is about to expire and you want to continue your stay in Finland, apply for a new temporary residence permit from the Finnish Immigration Service.
You will find more specific instructions from the Immigration Service website.
Read more: Residence permit extension
Residence permit problems
There are many different types of residence permits and you may have various issues with them.
You may receive a negative residence permit decision, your fixed-term residence permit may expire, or your spouse’s residence permit issues may also influence decisions regarding you.
If you have problems or questions regarding your residence permit, you can contact, for example, the Finnish Immigration Service. Oulu office relocated to a new address in 2021.
Finnish Immigration Service, service point in Oulu
Tutkijankuja 9, 90590 Oulu
Opening hours: Monday–Wednesday and Friday at 8 am–4.15 pm. Closed on Thursdays.
Read more: Residence permit problems .