Subsidiary protection

If the requirements for granting you asylum are not met, the Finnish Immigration Service may grant you a residence permit on the basis of subsidiary protection. In that case, you are granted subsidiary protection status.

This residence permit may be granted for the following reasons:

  • You are under the threat of death penalty, execution, torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in your home country or country of permanent residence.
  • You cannot return to your home country or country of permanent residence without facing serious personal danger because of an armed conflict that causes indiscriminate violence in that country.

Subsidiary protection is granted for four years. After four years, you need to apply for an extended permit. Remember to apply for an extended permit in good time.