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Renewal of residence permit card

You may avoid visiting a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service when you use Enter Finland to apply for a new residence permit card if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are using strong identification to log in to your Enter Finland account. This means that you log in using your online banking credentials, mobile certificate or citizen certificate.
  • You add the photograph retrieval code for your digital passport photo to your application. The code is given to you by the photo shop.
  • You pay for the application before you submit it.

A residence permit card is valid for up to 5 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 5 years.

You can only renew your residence permit card in Finland.

There are 3 ways to apply for a new residence permit card

  • Expected processing time

    1 week

    Expected delivery time

    2 weeks

  • Renewal of residence permit card

    54 €

  • New residence permit card to replace a lost or stolen one

    120 €

Apply for a new card in the following situations:

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Renewal of residence permit card

Fill in an electronic application