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Extended permit on other grounds

If you want to stay in Finland, you must apply for an extended permit before your residence permit expires.

If you apply for an extended permit only after your residence permit has expired, you are not allowed to continue working. Read more about the right to work while an application for an extended permit is being processed.

Apply using the same form you used to apply for a first permit.

Application process when you are applying for an extended permit

General attachments

  • Valid passport (you must present it when you submit the residence permit application)
  • Passport photo complying with the photo guidelines issued by the police or a photograph retrieval code you received from a photo shop, OLEL_PK
  • Color copies of the passport page containing personal data and all pages that contain notes