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Extension application, fixed-term residence permit on a continuous basis

Apply for an extended permit with this application if you have been granted a continuous fixed-term residence permit (A) on one of the following grounds: returnee, former Finnish citizen, Finnish origin, or need for international protection (you are a quota refugee, you have been granted refugee status or subsidiary protection through applying for asylum, or you have been issued a residence permit on the grounds of need for protection or an individual human reason) and you wish to apply for an extension permit on the same grounds.

If you received your first residence permit on the basis of family ties, please apply for an extended permit with the form OLE_JATKO_PS.

  • Expected processing time

    4–13 months

  • Paper application fee

    200 €

Application for an extended permit on the basis of Finnish origin

General requirements for entry into Finland

Make sure you meet the general requirements for entry into Finland before you submit an application.

Requirements

You must meet one of the following two requirements:

  • You are a former Finnish citizen.
  • You are a descendant of a Finnish citizen by birth.
    • At least one of your parents or grandparents is or was a Finnish citizen by birth.

You do not need to have secure means of support.

This is what you should do

1

Make sure you meet the requirements for the residence permit you are applying for.

2

Make sure you have all the attachments needed. If necessary, have them translated and legalised.

3

Fill in your application.

4

Pay for your application at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

5

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

6

Wait for a decision. The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if necessary.

Right to work

  • You have an unrestricted right to work. You may also continue working while your application for an extended permit is being processed if you applied for it before your previous residence permit expired. If you apply for an extended permit after your previous residence permit has expired, you are not allowed to continue working.

General attachments

  • Valid passport (you must present it when you submit the residence permit application)
  • Passport photo complying with the photo guidelines issued by the police or a photograph retrieval code you received from a photo shop, OLEL_PK
  • Color copies of the passport page containing personal data and all pages that contain notes

Please note:

If your first residence permit was granted to you on the grounds of your Finnish origin and you apply for an extended permit on the same grounds, use this form. If your first residence permit was granted on some other grounds but you apply for an extended permit on the grounds of your Finnish origin, please use the form OLE_EN.

Extension application, fixed-term residence permit on a continuous basis, OLE_JATKO_A

Fill in a paper application
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