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With a D visa, you can enter Finland immediately after you have been issued with a residence permit 

If you apply for a D visa, you can travel to Finland immediately after you have received a positive decision on your residence permit application and the D visa sticker in your passport. Your residence permit card will be delivered to you in Finland. 

You can be issued with a D visa if you are applying for or have been granted one of the following residence permits: 

You do not need a D visa if you come from a visa-free country. See the website of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to check whether you need a visa. 

D visa for a person applying via the fast track service

If you apply for a residence permit via the fast-track service, you can also apply for a D visa. With a D visa, you can enter Finland without a residence permit card as soon as you have been issued with a residence permit. Apply for a D visa in Enter Finland at the same time as you apply for a residence permit. When you visit a VFS application centre or a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) to prove your identity, give your passport to an official. The D visa will be affixed to your passport when the Finnish Immigration Service grants you a residence permit. 

The processing fee for a D visa application is 95 euros. Pay the D visa at the same time as you pay your residence permit application in Enter Finland.

D visa without the fast track service

If you apply for a D visa without using the fast track service, you must fill in a paper application. Submit the paper application for a D visa when you visit a mission or other service point to prove your identity. The D visa will be affixed to your passport when the Finnish Immigration Service grants you a residence permit.

The processing fee for a D visa application that is submitted on paper is 120 euros. Pay the processing fee while visiting a mission or other service point to prove your identity.

Attach to your application for a D visa

Fill in and print out a paper application for a D visa.