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Find the right residence permit application for you

If you are not a citizen of an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland or Norway, in most cases you need to apply for a residence permit when you are moving to Finland. Select the right application based on the reason you are moving to Finland.

You may also apply for a residence permit on other, special grounds if none of the reasons listed below suit your situation. Read more on the page Residence permit on other grounds.

Why do you want to move to Finland?

This Application Finder will help you find the right application. Answer the questions, and the Application Finder will take you to a page that explains the application requirements that you need to meet. On the same page, you will find a list of the documents you need to attach to your application. When you have found the right application, you can proceed to the online service Enter Finland to fill in the actual application form.

We built the Application Finder to help you. Your answers will not be recorded or saved.