District Police Departments
New fixed-term residence permit (extended permit)
A new fixed-term residence permit is issued by the police. A new fixed-term residence permit must be applied for before the expiry of the previous one. The application should be submitted in good time before the previous one expires. The processing times of residence permits vary at different police departments.
The police will issue the applicant a new fixed-term residence permit if the criteria on which the previous fixed-term residence permit was granted remain valid.
A new fixed-term residence permit is valid for a maximum of four years.
The foreign national will be legally resident in the country while the application is being processed until a legally valid decision has been made in the matter, or an enforceable decision to remove the foreign national from the country has been made.
The required forms and their attachments are available on the Finnish Immigration Service website and this website under each permit type. The fees charged for permits by the police are different from those charged by the Immigration Service.
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