Customers under 18 years of age can now avoid having to visit a service point when renewing their residence permit card
Also a child under 18 years of age can now avoid having to visit a service point when the child applies for an extended permit, a new residence permit card or a new residence card from a parent’s or guardian’s Enter Finland account if the parent or guardian uses strong electronic identification in Enter Finland. A child’s card can be renewed in the same way as an adult’s card. The parent or guardian of the child needs to fill in the application on behalf of the child online in Enter Finland.
If you apply for a new residence permit card for your child who is under 18 years old, you will need to mention the child’s customer number so that he or she can avoid having to visit a service point. You can apply for a new residence permit card or residence card online in Enter Finland without needing to visit a service point if you apply for one of the following reasons:
- Your card will expire soon.
- Your card is lost or stolen.
- Your card is so worn out that the information on it is unreadable.
- You have a residence permit sticker on your passport and your passport is about to expire.
How to apply for a new residence permit card or residence card for your child in Enter Finland:
- Make an application for your child using your own Enter Finland account.
- Use strong identification to log in to Enter Finland and fill in the application.
- Remember to attach the retrieval code for the child’s digital passport photo to the application. Pay the processing fee in Enter Finland.
- Mention the child’s customer number in the child’s application.
- After you have submitted the application, Enter Finland will tell you whether or not your child needs to visit a service point.
If you apply for a new residence permit card or residence card for your child, you do not need to apply for a card for yourself at the same time.
Read more about how to renew a residence permit card.
Read more about using strong identification in Enter Finland.
Read more about residence permit cards.