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Application for right of residence under the withdrawal agreement for family member of a British citizen

  • Electronic application fee

    54 €

  • Paper application fee

    54 €

The withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU entered into force on 1 February 2020. Family members of British citizens should have applied for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement by the closing date of the application period, 30 September 2021, or within three (3) months of arriving in Finland.

You can apply for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement even after the closing date of the application period, if your family member, who is a British citizen, has been granted a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement in Finland. Your family tie was formed before 1 January 2021.

Also, children born and adopted later than that have the right to apply for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement after 30 September 2021.

If you were studying in Finland prior to the closing date of the application period, you can apply for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement after 30 September, if you have reasonable grounds to submit your application late. 

If you are a family member of a Finnish citizen, use the Application Finder to find out which application form you should use.
 

Make certain that you meet the following criteria:

Here is how your application will be processed

This is what you should do:

1

Read the migri.fi website carefully.

  • Please read the information on the website on applying for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, as well as the detailed instructions for handling matters at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

2

Make sure that you meet the requirements for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement.

3

Make sure you have all the attachments needed for the application and that they are up to date.

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

4

Fill in the application carefully.

  • Fill in the application in our online service Enter Finland. If you are unable to fill in the application online, use a paper application.
  • If the Finnish Immigration Service needs to ask you to supplement your application, this will delay the processing of your application.
  • Give the reasons why you did not submit your application within the given time limit in the field ‘Additional information’. Attach to your application also any documents on why you have reasonable grounds for late application. Such a document can be a doctor’s certificate, for example.

5

Book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service, a Finnish mission or an application centre of an external service provider.

  • Book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service online at migri.vihta.com. Select EU registration as the service category and Brexit as the service. You will find instructions on how to book an appointment on the page migri.fi/en/how-to-book-an-appointment.
  • If you have applied for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement online in the e-service Enter Finland, you must visit a service point to prove your identity.
  • If you are using a paper form to apply for a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement, you must submit the application in person and pay the processing fee at one of our service points.
  • If you are visiting a Finnish mission of an application centre of an external service provider, please read instructions and book an appointment on the website finlandabroad.fi
  • Bring with you all the attachments.
  • All applicants must be present when submitting the application. If the applicant is an underage child, the child’s parent or guardian must be present when submitting the application.  If the other parent or guardian of the child is not present when the application is submitted, you must submit the other parent’s or guardian’s written consent for the child to move to Finland. The written consent may be free-form.
  • All applicants over the age of six have to give their fingerprints when visiting a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service, a Finnish mission or an application centre of an external service provider.

6

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

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

Attachments

The original attachments must be presented when submitting the application accompanied by a translation into Finnish, Swedish or English by an authorised translator, unless the clarifications were originally written in one of these three languages.

Nevertheless, a translation is not required of an official certificate issued by an authority in an EU country if it is a certificate of birth, marriage, registered partnership or death, and you attach a multilingual standard form provided by the authority in questions to the document.

Have the attachments legally authenticated, if necessary.

Give the reasons why you did not submit your application within the given time limit in the field ‘Additional information’.

  • Attach to your application also any documents on why you have reasonable grounds for late application.
  • Such a document can be a doctor’s certificate, for example.
     
  • Mandatory attachments for a family member of a British citizen
    • Copy of passport (original document must be presented)
    • A photograph that complies with the Police passport photo guidelines or an individual photo ID provided by a photo studio
    • Document proving the family tie
      • Spouse/cohabiting partner/child
        • Registration certificate of the British citizen or a certificate of permanent right of residence
        • Copy of the British passport or identity card of the family member
        • Information on cohabiting, such as a tenancy agreement showing that you have lived together with a partner for at least two years 
        • Document on family ties (the document must be legalized if it was issued in a country other than another Nordic country or EU member state), for example a marriage certificate, birth certificate or other similar type of document that indicates family ties.
        • For spouses and registered partnerships, a document that indicates that the family tie or registered partnership existed before the end of the transition period, i.e. 31 December 2020.
      • Dependant parents and children over the age of 21
        • Registration certificate of the British citizen or a certificate of permanent right of residence
        • Copy of the British passport or identity card of the family member
        • Copy of passport or identity card (original document must be presented)
        • A photograph that complies with the Police passport photo guidelines or an individual photo ID provided by a photo studio
        • Proof of dependency For example, information on financial dependence 
        • Documents on family ties (the documents must be legally authenticated if they were issued by a country other than a Nordic country or an EU member state)
        • Possible further information on family ties
      • Other relative
        • Registration certificate of the British citizen or a certificate of permanent right of residence
        • Copy of the British passport or identity card of the family member
        • Copy of passport or identity card (original document must be presented)
        • A photograph that complies with the Police passport photo guidelines or an individual photo ID provided by a photo studio
        • Proof of dependency For example, information on financial dependence 
        • Documents on family ties (the documents must be legally authenticated if they were issued by a country other than a Nordic country or an EU member state)
        • Possible further information on family ties

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