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Missing travel document

When you apply for a residence permit, you must have a valid passport or other travel document that enables you to travel to Finland. Travel documents include documents such as a passport, an alien’s passport and a refugee travel document.

Exceptions to the travel document requirement

It is possible to make an exception to the requirement concerning travel documents on the basis of international human rights conventions. An exception is possible mainly if you come from a country where it is impossible to obtain a travel document that would be acceptable in Finland. Such countries include Somalia.