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Processing fees and payment methods

The processing of an application is subject to a fee. The processing fees mentioned on this page apply to applications that were submitted in 2021.

We will not start processing your application until you have paid the fee. If you do not pay the processing fee, your application for a residence permit, a travel document or revocation of a prohibition of entry will expire.

For information about refunds of payments, see the page migri.fi/en/refund-of-a-payment.

Payment methods

You cannot pay the processing fee to the account of the Finnish Immigration Service, unless there are such instructions on the application form.

  • If you fill in a citizenship application online, you need to pay the application fee through the e-service.

Voucher

You can pay for your application with a voucher. Make sure that the voucher is valid when you visit our service point. The voucher must state 

  • who the voucher is for 
  • which application or applications the voucher is for and 
  • that the voucher is meant for the Finnish Immigration Service.

Fees of the Finnish Immigration Service (EUR) in 2021

The fees charged by the Finnish Immigration Service are laid down in the Ministry of the Interior Decree 1124/2020 (in Finnish). Note! Certain applications are free of charge, as laid down in the decree mentioned above. The applications that are free of charge are listed at the bottom of this page.

Citizenship matters

 

EUR

  Paper application Electronic application
Citizenship application 590 460
Application for release from citizenship 590 -
Citizenship declaration 200 150
- declaration of a minor applicant (younger than 18) 100 80
Request for determination of citizship status 100 -

 

Residence permits and registration of an EU citizen

 

  Paper application Electronic application
First residence permit (others than those mentioned below) 520 470

First residence permit for work:
- work requiring a partial decision

690 490

First residence permit, no labour market testing:

  • other work
  • specialist
  • specialist, EU Blue Card
  • researcher
  • athlete, coach or trainer
  • internship
  • au pair
  • Working holiday
610 410

First residence permit for seasonal work for 3–6 months, no labour market testing

610 410

First residence permit for seasonal work for 6–9 months (requires a partial decision)

690 490
Certificate for seasonal work 175 75
Application for the addition of a new employer to a seasonal work permit 165 65

First residence permit for an entrepreneur

- start-up entrepreneur

- other entrepreneur

 

480

690

 

350

490

First residence permit for studies 450 350
First residence permit, minor holder 270 240
Extended permit 330 260
Extended permit for studies or for a minor 250 180
Permanent residence permit 190 190
Permanent residence permit, minor holder 150 150
Registration of an EU citizen's right of residence 49 49
Residence card or permanent residence card for a family member of an EU citizen 49 49
Certificate of an EU citizen's right of permanent residence 49 49
Renewal of a residence permit card 80 80
Renewal of the residence card of a family member of an EU citizen 49 49
New residence permit card to replace a lost one 120 120
Application for preventing the cancellation of a residence permit 100 -
Temporary residence permit on the basis of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic 520 -
temporary residence permit on the basis of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic for a minor 270 -
Right of residence under the withdrawal agreement 49 49
Right of permanent residence by virtue of the withdrawal agreement 49 49
Application for right of residence for family member of a British citizen 49 49
Application for right of permanent residence for a family member of a British citizen 49 49

 

Travel documents

Alien's passport and refugee travel document 52
Alien's passport and refugee travel document (rejection) 52
New document to replace a lost one 140

 

Other payments

Application to revoke a prohibition of entry 100
Notification of relocation within EU (mobility notification for students, researchers or researchers' family members) 100
Certificate issued at request 50
1–20 photocopies, price per page 0,85
21 or more photocopies, price per page 0,40
Mailing 5,05 + postage

Unattended appointment that has not been cancelled

50

 

A processing fee is not charged for the following applications

Citizenship matters

  • An application of a child who is a co-applicant in his or her parent’s citizenship application or declaration
  • A citizenship declaration of an applicant who can prove that he has served in the Finnish army during the Finnish wars in 1939–1945 as conscripted or summoned to military service or as a volunteer
  • A citizenship declaration of an applicant who can prove that he or she was sent to Sweden, Denmark or Norway as a child due to the Second World War

Residence permit matters

  • A fixed-term residence permit of a foreign national who is accepted to Finland as a quota refugee
  • An application for international protection or for a new fixed-term extended residence permit on the basis of international or temporary protection
  • A residence permit which is granted to a foreign national on the basis of him or her being a victim of human trafficking and a new fixed-term extended residence permit on the same grounds
    • A processing fee is charged for the application. The processing fee is returned if the applicant is granted a residence permit as a victim of human trafficking.

  • A residence permit which is granted to a foreign national on the basis of section 52 d of the Aliens Act (301/2004)
  • A new fixed-term extended permit on the grounds that the personal situation of the foreign national is especially difficult because the foreign national’s spouse has acted violently or abusively towards him or her or his or her child, or accepted such violence or abuse towards them, during the time that the foreign national and the spouse have had family ties to each other
  • A continuous residence permit for a foreign national who, according to section 52 e of the Aliens Act, is in a witness protection programme as referred to in the act on the witness protection programme
  • A residence permit which is granted to a foreign national who is employed at a foreign mission (embassy or consulate)
  • A residence permit application of a citizen of New Zealand. No processing fee is collected because Finland and New Zealand agreed on the abolition of visas in 1973.