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Koronavirus ja muutto Suomeen

Coronavirus and moving to Finland

Published11.07.2022
There are no COVID-19-related restrictions on border traffic in Finland as of 1 July 2022. Passengers arriving in Finland are not required to present COVID-19 vaccination certificates or COVID-19 test results. The period for proving your identity when applying for a residence permit is still longer than usual.

If you apply for your first residence permit

You can still apply for a residence permit in Finland or for registration of right of residence through the Enter Finland online service of the Finnish Immigration Service. You can also pay the processing fee through the online service.

You must, however, visit a Finnish diplomatic mission or a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service to prove your identity before your application can be processed. You normally need prove your identity within three months of submitting the application. Due to the coronavirus situation, the identification period has been extended to 1.10.2022. Check the status of the Finnish diplomatic mission serving you at finlandabroad.fi.

Follow the customer bulletins of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Immigration Service.

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Finnish diplomatic missions abroad

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If you are moving to Finland

If you are seeking asylum in Finland

Apply for asylum in Finland personally with the police or border control authority. You can come to Finland and submit an application for asylum even during the coronavirus situation. Immediately inform the border control authority that you wish to apply for asylum.

If you are in Finland

If you are already in Finland and are applying for a residence permit or extension permit, you must consider the following. You can complete most of the applications in the Enter Finland online service maintained by the Finnish Immigration Service at enterfinland.fi. You normally need prove your identity within three months of submitting the application. Due to the coronavirus situation, the identification period has been extended to 1.10.2022.

More detailed instructions on how to apply for a residence permit and to visit a service point during the coronavirus epidemic, please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Coronavirus COVID-19

You can find more information about the effects of COVID-19 in Finland on the InfoFinland page: Coronavirus COVID-19.