Oral hearing (interview)

Oral hearing refers to a personal interview with the residence permit applicant or the sponsor residing in Finland. We will hold an interview if there are no other means of establishing sufficient grounds for granting a residence permit.

The interview may be held by an official of the Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) or the Finnish Immigration Service. The interview may not be held by any other authority, or by an international organisation, for example.

You may be required to attend an interview at a Finnish embassy, even if you have to travel to another country for it.

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