District Police Departments
A new fixed-term residence permit (extended permit) for employment is issued by the police department of the foreign national's place of residence. The permit is applied for in writing using the dedicated form. The fee is payable as the application is submitted. The first permit is issued by the Finnish Immigration Service.
A residence permit for employment involves a partial decision by the Employment and Economic Development Office. After the partial decision by the Employment and Economic Development Office, the final decision on the residence permit is made by the police. The permit application should be submitted in good time before the previous permit expires.
The police issues a new fixed-term residence permit if the criteria on which the previous fixed-term residence permit was granted to a foreign national remain valid.
You can also apply for a residence permit via the online service.
For citizens of EU member states and similar, a residence permit for employment is not required.
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