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How to use the online service Enter Finland

For instructions on how to use the online service, see the page Online services.

If you apply for an extended permit online, you do not necessarily need to prove your identity at a service point.

Applying for a residence permit online



Create a user account.



Fill in the application and add your documents.



Choose your service point.



Pay the processing fee.



Send the application.



Contact a Finnish embassy or consulate to schedule your visit or book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service. 



Visit the embassy, consulate or service point to prove your identity.

Follow the status of your application.



If more information is needed, you will get a request for additional information.



Reply to the request on time.



You will be notified in Enter Finland when the decision is ready.