Renewal of residence permit card
A residence permit card is valid for up to five years. This is due to the fact that the card’s chip contains biometric identifiers.
To ensure the data security of the chip, the card has to be renewed every five years.
If you have a fixed-term residence permit, the period of validity of your right of residence, or your residence permit, is printed on the residence permit card. Apply for an extended permit before your residence permit expires.
If you have a permanent residence permit, the period of validity of your residence permit card is printed on the card. Apply for the renewal of your residence permit card before it expires.
If you apply for the renewal of your card in Enter Finland, send your application before your old card expires. When you send your application in Enter Finland, you do not have to visit a service point to prove your identity before your card expires. Instead, you can visit the service point later.
You can only renew your residence permit card in Finland.