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Renewal of residence permit card

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.

If you have a fixed-term residence permit (A or B type), 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 (P), 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.

In urgent cases, you can visit a service point with a waiting number. If you apply for the renewal of your card in Enter Finland, send your application before your old card expires. Once you have sent the 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.

  • 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:

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

This is what you should do

Renewal of residence permit card

Fill in an electronic application