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The Helsinki service point in Malmi will be open on four Saturdays this autumn

10.9.2021 15.09

The service point in Malmi will be open from 9.00 to 15.00 on the following Saturdays: 18 September, 9 October, 23 October, and 20 November.

Saturday appointments can be booked in our appointment system in the beginning of the same week. It is not possible to visit the service point with a waiting number on Saturdays. Instead, you must book an appointment to visit the service point on a Saturday.

Please book only one appointment for yourself, so that as many customers as possible can book their own appointment. If your family members need to renew their permits, book a family appointment. See the instructions on booking an appointment on the page migri.fi/how-to-book-an-appointment

Please note the coronavirus restrictions 

Wear a face mask. Follow the instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in order to prevent coronavirus infection. Follow the instructions also when waiting for your turn outside the service point.

Many reasons to submit your application in Enter Finland:  

  • Your stay in the country is legal when you apply for a residence permit.
    • If you are in Finland and submit an application for your first residence permit on Enter Finland, your stay in Finland is legal even if you are unable to get an appointment at a service point and prove your identity within three months of lodging the application.
  • The processing time for your application will not be longer even if you cannot prove your identity immediately.
    • Once you have proven your identity, your application will be processed on the basis of the date on which you submitted the application on Enter Finland. Applications are taken up for processing on the basis of the date when the application was submitted.
    • For example, if you prove your identity on 1 October 2021 and you have sent your application in Enter Finland on 1 April 2021, your application will be taken up for processing on the basis of the date 1 April 2021.
    • Your application will not expire and you will not lose your money even if you cannot prove your identity within 3 months of submitting your application. The time limit for proving your identity has been extended until 31 August 2021. 
  • If you are applying for an extended permit, you may not have to visit a service point to prove your identity.
    • When you start using strong electronic identification in the online service Enter Finland and submit an application for an extended permit, the service will tell you whether you need to visit a service point to prove your identity or not. Read more about strong electronic identification on the page migri.fi/identification.
  • If you send an application to renew your residence permit card in Enter Finland, send your application before your card expires. In this case, you can visit a service point later to prove your identity instead of visiting a service point before your current card expires.