Application for an extended permit on the basis of international protection

If you have been granted a residence permit on the basis of international protection, you must apply for an extended permit before your residence permit expires.

  • If you have applied for asylum and you have been granted asylum (refugee status) or subsidiary protection, your first residence permit will be valid for four years.
  • If you have applied for asylum and you have been granted a residence permit on compassionate grounds, your first residence permit will be valid for one year. Please notice that getting a residence permit on compassionate grounds is not the same thing as being granted international protection (asylum or subsidiary protection).

In these cases, please apply for an extended permit with the extension application: fixed-term residence permit on a continuous basis.

We may also grant you an extended permit after your previous residence permit has expired, but in this case, there will be an interruption between your residence permits.

When you apply for an extended permit on the basis of international protection, the Finnish Immigration Service will assess if you still need protection.

Application process when you are applying for an extended permit on the basis of international protection

 

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