District Police Departments
Preconditions for issuing residence permits
As a rule, the applicant must have secure means of support when applying for both the first and an extended permit.
The police and the Finnish Immigration Service may refuse a residence permit in the event that the applicant poses a risk to public order and security, national health or Finland's international relations. The permit may also be refused if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the applicant intends to evade the provisions on entry into or residence in the country.
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