Residence permit application for remigration

Apply for a residence permit with this application if you belong to the people evacuated from Ingria to Finland in 1943 or 1944 and returned to the Soviet Union after the war or you served in the Finnish army during the period of 1939–1945.

  • Expected processing time

    4–11 months

  • Paper application fee

    470 €

Ingrian evacuee

General requirements for entry into Finland

Make sure you meet the general requirements for entry into Finland before you submit an application.

This is what you should do

1

Make sure you meet the requirements for the residence permit you are applying for.

2

Make sure you have all the attachments needed. If necessary, have them translated and legalised.

3

Fill in your application.

4

Pay for your application at a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) or at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

5

If you are abroad, visit a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate). If you are already in Finland, book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

6

Wait for a decision. The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if necessary.

Requirements

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • You were an Ingrian evacuee.
    • Ingrian evacuees are persons who were evacuated from Ingria to Finland in 1943–1944 and later returned to the Soviet Union.
  • You have accommodation in Finland.
    • You may either own your accommodation or rent it in the private market. You may also move in to live with a relative in order to meet the accommodation requirement. You must have accommodation available to you within six months of submitting your residence permit application.

You do not need to have secure means of support.

Right to work

You have an unrestricted right to work. You cannot start working before you get a residence permit.

 

General attachments

  • Valid passport (you must present it when you submit the residence permit application)
  • Passport photo complying with the photo guidelines issued by the police or a photograph retrieval code you received from a photo shop, OLEL_PK
  • Colour copies of the passport page containing personal data and of all passport pages that contain notes
  • Document showing that you are legally staying in the country where you submit the application
  • Form MP_1 (if you already are in Finland and apply for your first residence permit)

Application-specific attachments

  • A certificate or statement of accommodation in Finland
    • You must have accommodation available to you within six months of submitting your residence permit application.
  • A statement of your connection to Finland
    • a certificate from the Finnish National Archives showing that you were an Ingrian evacuee; or
    • an evacuee card
  • Certificates of changes of name

Residence permit application for remigration, OLE_IN

Fill in a paper application
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