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Registering as a resident
If you want to move to Finland, you will usually need a residence permit. Matters related to residence permits are handled by Finnish embassies abroad and the Finnish Immigration Service.
Further information: Moving to Finland.
When you move to Kokkola, you must be registered as a resident. You can register by personally visiting the Kokkola unit of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency:
Digital and Population Data Services Agency, Kokkola
Digital and Population Data Services AgencyContact information for the Digital and Population Data Services AgencyLink redirects to another website
When you go to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, please take the following documents with you:
- proof of identity (a passport, for example)
- a residence permit and a residence card (if you need a residence permit in Finland)
- a certificate of registration of a residence permit (if you are an EU citizen)
- a marriage certificate
- your children's birth certificates
Please note that foreign documents must be original and official, and translated into Finnish, Swedish or English. More information on the rules for what constitutes a legal document is available at a Local Register Office or the embassy of your own country in Finland.
Further information: Registering as a resident.
Residence permit extension
You must apply for a residence permit extension before the expiry of your previous residence permit. Apply for the extension at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service. You can only apply for the residence permit extension in Finland.
Finnish Immigration Service
Further information: Residence permit extension.