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Fees At A Glance

Kindly note: If you submit your residence permit application at the Finland Application Centre, residence permit application fees can be paid by cash at the Application Centre. If you have filled the residence permit application online at Enter Finland portal, you can pay the fee also online via Enter Finland.

If you submit your residence permit application at the Embassy of Finland in Abuja, you must pay a direct bank deposit in the Embassy of Finland account. Also the legalisation fee should be paid to the Embassy's bank account. Please view the payment instructions.

RESIDENCE PERMIT CATEGORY Paper application ONLINE-application*
- EURO Naira EURO Naira
Residence permit (i.e. Spouse,Internship, Au-Pair) 470 165350 420 147800
Residence Permit for children (Under 18 years old) 250 87950 220 77400
Residence Permit for Students (degree or exchange) 360 126700 300 106000
Work Permit**(employment, self-employment, entrepreneurs) 600 212000 400 140700
Work Permit**(Special Expert, Scientific Research) 550 194000 350 123000

* Completed in https://enterfinland.fi/eServices portal

** Kindly click here for further information

Applicant under 18 years-old is considered to be minor.

Methods of payment for residence permit fees:

If the applicant submits their residence permit application at the Finland Application Centre:

  • Cash payment at the Finland Application Centre on the day of appointment. Residence permit Fee and service charge are paid at Bank Implant inside VFS Centre. Kindly carry the 1st page passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the residence permit fee at the bank.

    If the applicant submits their residence permit application at the Embassy of Finland in Nigeria:

  • Advance payment to the Embassy of Finland in Nigeria bank account (Please click here )

Service charge applicable when applying at the Finland Application Centre:

All applicants 75,00 € 26390 Naira

Please note that the service fee is inclusive of VAT

CATEGORY FEE (EURO) FEE (NAIRA)
Legalisation of documents 30,00 /document 10400/document
Courier service fee for legalised documents to Finland 10,50 3700

Please Note:

  • Applicable fees in NAIRA are subject to change without notice according to the current exchange rate.
  • Fees at the Application Centre are paid in NAIRA in cash.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The Application Centre offers additional optional services at a nominal additional cost: To know more about the optional services please click here