Residence permit application on the basis of family ties for a guardian whose child lives in Finland

Apply with this application for a residence permit if you are the guardian of a child under 18 years of age who is living in Finland on a residence permit or who is a Finnish citizen.

  • Expected processing time

    9 months

  • Electronic application fee

    420 €

  • Paper application fee

    470 €

Child in Finland with a residence permit

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 in the e-service Enter Finland, at a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) or at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

5

If you are abroad, visit a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate). If you are already in Finland, 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.

7

Read what happens after you have applied. Check the estimated processing time of your application here.

8

You should wait for the residence permit in the same country or locality where you submitted your application and proved your identity.

General requirements for entry into Finland

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

Requirements

Make sure you also meet the following requirements:

Income requirement

You have secure means of support.

  • You cannot secure your means of support with benefits paid by the society.
  • Your means of support may for example be secured by the income from employment or business activities of a sponsor living in Finland.

Right to work

You have an unrestricted right to work. You cannot start working before you get a residence permit.

 

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
  • Colour copy of the passport page containing your personal data and copies of all passport pages with notes
  • Colour copy of the passport page containing personal data and of all pages with notes in the passport of the child living in Finland
  • Form for clarification of family ties PK3_plus (to be filled in and signed by the child living in Finland)
  • Document showing that you are legally staying in the country where you submit the application
  • Form MP_1 (if you already are in Finland and apply for your first residence permit)
  • Birth certificate of the child living in Finland, with information on the child’s parents (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Document on the custody of the child living in Finland (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)

Application-specific attachments

  • Statement on income in Finland
  • Certificate of establishment of paternity (if the child is born out of wedlock) (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Decision on adoption (if the child is adopted) (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Divorce certificate (if the parents of the child are divorced) (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Death certificate (if one or both of the child’s parents have died) (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)

Residence permit application on the basis of family ties for a guardian whose child lives in Finland, OLE_PH3

Fill in an electronic application
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