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A form is no longer needed when renewing a residence permit card

1.9.2017 14.20
Press release

In the future, you no longer need to use an application form to renew your residence permit card.

When you come to our service point to renew your card, please bring with you

  • your valid passport,
  • your old residence permit card,
  • your passport photo that is no more than six months old and
  • the processing fee of 101 euro.

Book an appointment in our appointment system to renew your card.

You have to renew your residence permit card when

  • you have a permanent residence permit and the validity of your residence permit card is about to expire,
  • you have a valid residence permit and your residence permit card is lost or stolen,
  • you have a valid residence permit and your residence permit card is so worn out that the information on it is unreadable,
  • you have a valid residence permit and the personal data on your residence permit card has changed, for example, after you have renewed your home country’s passport or
  • you have a permanent residence permit sticker on your passport and the validity of your passport is about to expire.

If your residence permit is about to expire, you cannot apply for the renewal of your residence permit card. You have to apply for an extension to your residence permit. You can apply for an extension in our e-service EnterFinland or on a paper form. Also book an appointment in our appointment system for this. When you come to our service point to apply for an extension to your residence permit that is about to expire, please bring with you the application form that you have filled in beforehand. Book an appointment in our appointment system to handle you extended permit matter.