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 2018.

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.

We can only return the processing fee if the fee charged from you was too high, or if the authorities charged you without reason. The processing fee of an electronic application will be returned to you if you cancel your application before you prove your identity.

Payment methods

You cannot pay the processing fee to the account of the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • If you fill in a citizenship application online, you need to pay the application fee through the e-service.
  • If you are applying to prevent the cancellation of a residence permit or to revoke a prohibition of entry, or you are asking for a certificate, please check the payment instructions on the application form.

Fees of the Finnish Immigration Service (EUR) in 2018

The fees charged by the Finnish Immigration Service are laid down in the Ministry of the Interior Decree 872/2017 and 185/2018. 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 440 350
Application for release from citizenship 400 -
Citizenship declaration 250 200
- declaration of a minor applicant (younger than 18) 100 80
Request for determination of citizship status 50 -

 

Residence permits and registration of an EU citizen

 

  Paper application Electronic application
First residence permit (others than those mentioned below) 470 420

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

520 450

First residence permit, no labour market testing:
- other work
- specialist
- specialist, EU Blue Card
- researcher
- athlete, coach or trainer

- internship

- Working holiday

470 400

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

470 400

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

520 450
Certificate for seasonal work 100 60

First residence permit for an entrepreneur

- start-up entrepreneur

- other entrepreneur

 

470

520

 

400

450

First residence permit for studies 360 300
First residence permit, minor holder 250 220
Extended permit 200 200
Extended permit for studies or for a minor 150 150
Permanent residence permit 180 180
Permanent residence permit, minor holder 150 150
Registration of an EU citizen's right of residence 54 54
Residence card or permanent residence card for a family member of an EU citizen 54 54
Certificate of an EU citizen's right of permanent residence 54 54
Renewal of a residence permit card 80 -
Renewal of the residence card of a family member of an EU citizen 54 -
New residence permit card to replace a lost one 100 -
Application for preventing the cancellation of a residence permit 100 -

 

Travel documents

Alien's passport and refugee travel document 49
Alien's passport and refugee travel document (rejection) 49
New document to replace a lost one 108

 

Other payments

Application to revoke a prohibition of entry 100
Notification of relocation within EU 100
Certificate issued at request 20
1–20 photocopies, price per page 0,85
21 or more photocopies, price per page 0,40
Mailing 5,05 + postage

 

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 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.
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