The Finnish Immigration Authority has extended the deadline for residence permit applicants to complete their in-person identification visit.

Key Points:

Applicants must normally visit a Finnish mission to identify themselves within three months of the date they submit their application via Enter Finland. The time limit for identification has been extended as follows:

  • Those applying for a residence permit abroad who have not been able to visit their local Finnish mission for identification now have until October 31, 2020 to do so.
  • Those applying a residence permit in Finland have until Oct. 31 to visit the Finnish Immigration Authority’s service point for identification.
  • Applicants should book an appointment to identify themselves at their local Finnish mission as soon as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifts the restrictions. Applicants currently in Finland can book an appointment at the Finnish Immigration Authority’s service point via the authority’s appointment system. New appointments become available all the time.

Additional information: Residence permit applicants are advised to check the MFA website for updates. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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