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Are you renewing your residence permit card? Apply for a new card online and save time

1.7.2021 10.25

When you submit your form in Enter Finland, you no longer have to give your details when you visit a service point to prove your identity. In addition, you can save even more time by paying for your application via Enter Finland.

The majority of those renewing their residence permit card already apply online. 

Please read the instructions on how to renew your residence permit card on our website.

Book an appointment and participate in a pilot campaign aimed at testing a shorter service time

We are temporarily shortening the service time needed for renewing your residence permit card and proving your identity at a service point. As of Monday 28 June 2021, it has been possible to book a 15-minute appointment for the period 1 July to 15 July 2021 in our appointment system

This is a pilot campaign after which all appointments related to the renewal of a residence permit card will return to 30 minutes in our appointment system. If the results of this pilot are good, we will permanently shorten the appointments related to the renewal of a residence permit card in August or September. 

We are constantly looking for ways to streamline our customer service.  By shortening our appointments, we can help more customers per day.

The 15-minute appointment is only intended for the renewal of a residence permit card. If you need to apply for a new residence permit, please book a normal appointment in our appointment system.

When can I apply for the renewal of my residence permit card?

If you have a permanent residence permit, apply to get your residence permit card renewed before your current card expires. 

If you have a fixed-term residence permit, you usually only need to apply to get your residence permit card renewed if you have misplaced your card, or if it has been stolen or damaged. When your residence permit is about to expire, do not apply for a new residence permit card. Instead, apply for an extended permit. 

More information

Applying online and the pilot campaign to test shorter appointments also apply to residence cards. Please read the instructions on how to renew your residence card on our website.

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