Cancellation and expiration

The registration of the right of residence of an EU citizen and the residence card of an EU citizen’s family member may be cancelled or they may expire if you move away from Finland, if you have knowingly given false information or kept some relevant information secret, or if you become a Finnish citizen. The Finnish Immigration Service makes the decisions on cancellation and expiration.

Cancellation of right of residence

The Finnish Immigration Service will cancel the registration of your right of residence or your fixed-term residence card if:

The Finnish Immigration Service will cancel your permanent right of residence or your permanent residence card if:

Expiration of the right of residence

The registration of your right of residence or your residence card will expire if:

  • You are deported from Finland.
  • You become a Finnish citizen.

How to keep your right of residence when you are abroad

If you do not want your residence permit to be cancelled, you may submit an application to the Finnish Immigration Service within two years of moving abroad.

Submit an application for preventing the cancellation of a residence permit:

Application for preventing the cancellation of a right of residence, a residence card or a residence permit, OLE_PER

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