Registration of the right of residence of a citizen of the European Union

Apply for the registration of your right of residence with this application if you are a citizen of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and you will be staying in Finland for over three months. Please observe that citizens of a Nordic country register their right of residence at the Local Register Office.

  • Expected processing time
    A decision will be made immediately

  • Electronic application fee
    54 €

  • Paper application fee
    54

Make sure you meet the following requirements:

Process of registering the right of residence

This is what you should do:

1

Read the migri.fi website carefully.

  • Read the website to find out about the registration of the right of residence, the residence card of a family member of an EU citizen, and detailed instructions on how to use the services of the Finnish Immigration Service.

2

Make sure you meet the requirements for registration.

3

Make sure you have all the attachments needed for the application and that they are up to date.

  • If any attachments are missing, it will delay the processing of your application.
  • The attachments you need are listed on this site and on the application.
  • If necessary, you should have your attachments translated and legalised.

4

Fill in the application carefully.

  • Fill in your application online in our e-service Enter Finland. If you cannot fill in an application online, please use a paper application.
  • If the Finnish Immigration Service has to ask you to supplement your application, this will delay the processing of your application.

5

Book an appointment at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • Book an appointment in our appointment system online: migri.vihta.com
  • If you have applied for registration online in the e-service Enter Finland, you must later visit a service point to prove your identity.
  • If you have used a paper form to apply for registration, you must submit the application to us personally and pay a processing fee at one of our service points.
  • Bring all your attachments with you.

6

We will inform you when we have made a decision on your matter.

  • The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if necessary.
  • You do not need to contact the Finnish Immigration Service while your application is being processed.
  • If we need further information from you, we will contact you.

Attachments

You must present the original documents when you submit the application. If they are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages made by an authorised translator.

  • Employee/worker
    • Copy of passport or identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Proof of employment
  • Self-employed
    • Copy of passport or identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Proof of self-employment
  • Student
    • Copy of passport or identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Proof of funds for you and your family members
    • Certificate of attendance from a Finnish educational institution
  • Person with sufficient funds
    • Copy of passport or identity card(the original must be presented)
    • Proof of sufficient funds for you and your family members
  • Spouse/cohabiting partner/child
    • Copy of passport or identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Documentation on cohabitation
    • Documentation on family ties (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Dependent parents and children over 21 years of age
    • Copy of a passport or an identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Certificate of dependence
    • Documentation on family ties (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)
  • Other relative
    • Copy of passport or identity card (the original must be presented)
    • Certificate of dependence, personal care
    • Documentation on family ties (must be legalised if not issued in the Nordic countries)

Registration of the right of residence of a citizen of the European Union, EU_REK

Fill in an electronic application
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