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Instructions for people fleeing from Ukraine and for people helping them
You will stay in Finland for longer than 90 days. You need a residence permit or you need to register your right of residence.
You can fast-track your application if you are applying for a first residence permit as a specialist, manager or start-up entrepreneur and will submit the application outside Finland. Your family members can fast-track their applications as well.
Tourism and business trips, for example, count as visits. You can spend a maximum of 90 days in Finland with a visa or visa-free.
You need to apply for an extended permit or a permanent residence permit before your residence permit expires.
If you have stayed in Finland long enough, you may apply for a permanent residence permit.
Apply for a new card if your residence permit is still valid but your card is going to expire or you have lost it.
If you are a victim of human trafficking, you may get a residence permit in Finland.
You will stay in Finland for longer than 90 days. When you are an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen, you must register your right of residence.
The withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU entered into force on 1 February 2020. A transitional period running to the end of 2020 started at the same time.
Alien’s passports and refugee travel documents are travel documents issued instead of national passports. Apply for a Finnish passport from the police.
Asylum in Finland
When you are being persecuted and need asylum.
You may get Finnish citizenship by application or by declaration. You may use the same application or declaration to apply for citizenship for your underage children.
Release – Loss – Retention – Determination
This Application Finder helps 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.
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