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Posted on January 03 2024

Finland reduces permanent residency application fee from 1st Jan, 2024

By  Editor
Updated January 03 2024

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Highlights: Finland reduces application fee for permanent residency starting from 1st January, 2024

  • The revised cost for residency applications will be effective from January 1, 2024.
  • Online applications will be more cost effective compared to paper applications.
  • The fee for some applications will be unchanged as stated by the Finnish Immigration Service.


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Finnish Immigration Service announces changes to residency application processing fees

The Finnish Immigration Service declared the revised changes to the processing fees for residency applications which will go into effect from January 1, 2024. The Ministry of Interior’s regulation which governs these changes will apply to different application categories.

There was an overall increase in residency applications in 2023, with an average of 1,400 applications per week. This surpasses the previous year’s numbers recorded.


Authority encourages people to submit online applications

The authority encourages online submissions via the Enter Finland platform for cost savings and increased efficiency. Online applications are more affordable and processed more quickly compared to the paper submissions. In addition to streamlining the application procedure, Enter Finland also allows applicants to track their status of applications and submit any additional required documents.


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Fee for online and offline applications

Applicants are advised to consult the official Processing Fees and Payment Methods website for a detailed list of processing fees and available payment options.


Fee (online applications)

Fee (paper applications)

Permanent Residency Permit Application

€160 to €220



Citizenship Application



First Time Resident Permits for Employers



Extended Permit Stay for Foreign Nationals



Renewal of Residence Permit



Permanent Residency Visa

€160 to €220



Processing Fee for Applications



Service Point Application




Current fee remains unchanged for certain applications

The Finnish Immigration Service has made it clear that the current fees will remain unchanged for those applications not processed by December 31, 2023. This ensures that those candidates who are already in the application process won’t be affected by these changes.


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