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Registration of the right of residence of a citizen of the European Union

Apply for the registration of your right of residence with this application if you are a citizen of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and you will be staying in Finland for over three months. Please observe that citizens of a Nordic country register their right of residence at the Local Register Office.

  • Expected processing time
    A decision will be made immediately

  • Electronic application fee
    54 €

  • Paper application fee
    54

Make sure you meet the following requirements:

Process of registering the right of residence

This is what you should do:

1

Read the migri.fi website carefully.

  • Read the website to find out about the registration of the right of residence, the residence card of a family member of an EU citizen, and detailed instructions on how to use the services of the Finnish Immigration Service.

2

Make sure you meet the requirements for registration.

3

Make sure you have all the necessary attachments.

  • If any attachments are missing, it will delay the processing of your application.
  • The attachments you need are listed on this site and on the application.
  • If necessary, you should have your attachments translated and legalised.

4

Fill in the application carefully.

  • Fill in your application online in our e-service Enter Finland. If you cannot fill in an application online, please use a paper application.
  • If the Finnish Immigration Service has to ask you to supplement your application, this will delay the processing of your application.

5

Book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • Book an appointment in our appointment system online: migri.vihta.com
  • If you have applied for registration online in the e-service Enter Finland, you must later visit a service point to prove your identity.
  • If you have used a paper form to apply for registration, you must submit the application to us personally and pay a processing fee at one of our service points.
  • Bring all your attachments with you.

6

We will inform you when we have made a decision on your matter.

  • The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if necessary.
  • You do not need to contact the Finnish Immigration Service while your application is being processed.
  • If we need further information from you, we will contact you.

Registration of the right of residence of a citizen of the European Union, EU_REK

Fill in an electronic application
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