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Positive decision

If the Finnish Immigration Service grants you a residence permit or international protection, you will get a residence permit card. It takes us about two weeks to manufacture and post a residence permit card.

If you have been granted Finnish citizenship, you may apply for a Finnish passport from the police.

If you become a Finnish citizen:

  • Your residence permit will expire.
  • Your valid alien’s passport or refugee travel document will be cancelled. You may use your cancelled alien’s passport or refugee travel document to prove your identity when you apply for a Finnish passport or identity card from the police. However, you can no longer travel with your alien’s passport or refugee travel document.

Asylum seeker: Read more on the page Positive decision.

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