Residence Permit in Finland

If you have a regular and solid income and you want to get a second citizenship, to buy real estate or just to live in Finland, as well as to travel across the EU countries, then a Finnish residence permit card is what you need.

You can apple for the residence permit on your reason for coming to Finland – working as an employed person or as a special expert, developing a startup, researching, etc.

Benefits of residence permit in Finland:

  • A viable way to get a permanent residence permit and later a citizenship for the entire family
  • Right of residence for family members
  • High living standards and public healthcare
  • Right to educate children in EU countries
  • Property purchases
  • Business activity
  • A visa-free access to EU countries

Application documents and residence permit requirements

  • Proof of the sufficient income or means of support in Finland for a month (minimum €1,000 per applicant)
  • Grounds for acquiring a residence permit in Finland

You may be requested to provide any other documents to prove your reliability. In most cases an interview is expected.

Application process

The entire application process may take 3-6 months.

You need to prepare all the necessary documents in the home country and in Finland.

Then you apply for a national visa (type D) issued by the Finland embassy in your home country. When you arrive in Finland, you apply for a residence permit issued by the Finnish Immigration Service. From this moment on you are considered to be a Finnish legal resident.

If you are traveling with your spouse and children, the application documents are submitted both for you and your dependants.

Within 2-3 months you and your family will receive a residence permit.


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