District Police Departments
Registering a right of residence
To register your right of residence, you will need:
You can also apply for registration of your right of residence via the online service.
As a rule, a precondition for registering a right of residence is that the applicant has sufficient income to support him/herself and his/her family. No fixed amounts have been laid down for the income requirement, and the individual circumstances of each applicant are taken into consideration when making the decision.
A registration of a right of residence is valid until further notice. After being continuously and legally resident in Finland for five years, an EU citizen is entitled to permanent residence. The residence card of an EU citizen's family member is generally valid for 5 years. After this, a permanent residence card may be obtained.
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