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Permits and citizenship

Changes to your application or contact information

Inform the Finnish Immigration Service of all changes that affect your application. For example, you need to tell us if you get married or become a parent.

Inform us about any changes by writing to us in Finnish, Swedish or English. The form of this written notification is free, but you must date it and sign it.

Submit your supplementary documents via the online service or by post

The documents will be attached to your application more quickly if you fill in a covering note with the information about your matter and attach the note to your documents. Please include your customer number and the diary number of the matter on the covering note to speed up the processing of the attached documents.

You can rely on us to attach the documents to your application. You do not need to call us and check this later.

You should only send us documents that you wish to attach to a matter that we are processing. If other authorities, for example the police, have requested documents from you, you must submit these documents directly to them.

Notify the Finnish Immigration Service of any changes to your contact details

If your address, phone number or email address change while your application is being processed, immediately notify the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • If you have submitted your application online, you can make changes to your contact details in the online service Enter Finland.
  • If you have submitted a paper application, notify us of your new contact details by filling in this form (pdf, 238 kb). Send the form to us by post or bring it to one of our offices or service points during opening hours. Put the form in an envelope and drop the envelope in the postbox.

If you do not have a pending application at the Finnish Immigration Service, you do not need to contact the Finnish Immigration Service. If you live in Finland and your address changes, submit a notification of move to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. That way, we will be informed of your changed contact details.

Do I have to notify of name change?

If you do not have a pending permit application or a pending citizenship application, you do not need to inform the Finnish Immigration Service of name change.

If you have a residence permit card, a residence card or an alien’s passport and you change your name, you will have to apply for a new card or passport with your new name after you have registered the name change.

If you have a pending permit or citizenship application and you change your name, inform the Finnish Immigration Service of the change.

  • If you live in Finland and change your name, notify the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of the change. They will register the name change. Also inform the Finnish Immigration Service of the name change.
  • If you live abroad or you do not yet have a place of residence in Finland and you change your name, you should obtain a new national passport with the new name and present it to the Finnish Immigration Service.

How do I notify the Finnish Immigration Service of my name change?

If you have submitted your application in the online service Enter Finland, update your contact details there.

If you have submitted a paper application, notify us of your new contact details by email to [email protected]
 

A child who is a co-applicant must supplement the citizenship application at the age of 18

If a child, who is a co-applicant in a citizenship application, turns 18 before a decision has been made on the application, he or she must supplement the application so that it applies to him or her.

Supplementing the application means that the co-applicant fills in the citizenship application form KAN_1. The filled-in application should be handed in to the Finnish Immigration Service, for example by post.

The Finnish Immigration service sends a letter to any co-applicant who comes of age, urging him or her to supplement the application so that it applies to him or her. The letter contains a time limit during which the application can be supplemented free of charge.

More information:

Renewal of residence permit card
Renewal of residence card
Renewal of alien’s passport
For more information on the renewal of passport, see the website of the Finnish police.