Residence permits to Finland
If you want to stay in Finland for a longer period than three months, you need a residence permit. Please note, you need to e-mail us to make an appointment. You cannot book an appointment in our online system (that is only for the Finnish passport customers and other consular matters). Nationals of an EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland do not need a residence permit to come to Finland.
Submit your application (Länk till en annan webbplats.) (Öppnar nytt fönster). Book an appointment at the Embassy of Finland in Oslo by e-mail: [email protected].
You must remember to cancel your appointment by e-mail, if you find out that you no longer need your appointment.
Please note that for the moment we are experiencing a long queue in processing residence permit applications, thank you for your patience.
How to apply for a residence permit
1. You can apply for a residence permit in Finland if you have a job, a study place or a family member in Finland. Apply for a residence permit before you go to Finland.
2. Apply for a residence permit electronically at (Länk till en annan webbplats.) (Öppnar nytt fönster)
3. Choose the correct application form based on why you are going to Finland (job, study place or family member in Finland).
4. Fill in the residence permit application carefully. Make sure that the appendices are correct.
5. Submit your application online. You have to click the “submit” button on the application.
6. Book an appointment at the Embassy of Finland in Oslo by e-mail: [email protected].
In the e-mail:
- state your name
- if your family is applying at the same time with you, please also their names.
Please note! You cannot book an appointment in our online booking system that is only for the Finnish passport customers and other consular matters. You need to e-mail us. Please include your customer number from EnterFinland.
7. Go to the Embassy of Finland in Oslo, identify yourself with your passport.
Bring with you:
- your passport
- (Länk till en annan webbplats.) (Öppnar nytt fönster)
- your residence permit card to Norway
- all the original documents you have attached to the application.
8. After your appointment, your application will be transferred to the processing queue at the Finnish Immigration Service.
9. You can follow the progress of the processing online. You may be asked for further information.
10. Processing the application takes time. Please be patient. Waiting times are usually long, but each application will be processed.
11. You will be notified once a decision has been made.
12. If you receive a positive decision, the residence permit card will be delivered to the mission. A negative decision means that is was considered that you do not have sufficient grounds for a residence permit.
13. You can get further information about applying for a residence permit at the Finnish Immigration Service website migri.fi(Länk till en annan webbplats.) (Öppnar nytt fönster).