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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 Nairobi, 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.

CATEGORY PAPER APPLICATION FEE (EURO) PAPER APPLICATION FEE (KES) ONLINE-APPLICATION FEE (EURO) ONLINE-APPLICATION FEE (KES)
First residence permit 470,00 € 53750 KES 420,00 € 48050 KES
First residence permit for an employed person or self-employed person 550,00 € 62850 KES 350,00 € 40050 KES
Residence permit for studies 360,00 € 41200 KES 300,00 € 34350 KES
First residence permit, minor applicant 250,00 € 28600 KES 220,00 € 25200 KES

CATEGORY FEE (EURO) FEE (KES)
Legalisation of documents 30 € /document 3550/document

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

** Kindly click here for further information

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

Service charge applicable when applying at the Finland Application Centre:

Service charge:

SERVICE TYPE FEE (EUR) FEE (KES)
VFS Residence Permit Service 70,00 € 8900 KES

The visa application center offers below optional services at a nominal additional cost: To know more about the optional services please click here

Please Note:

  • The applicable residence permit fees in KES are as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • The applicants who want to pay the service fees at the Residence Permit Application Centre should pay in and only in Kenyan Shillings by M-Pesa
  • The fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.