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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) 520 260,500 470 235,450
Residence Permit for children (Under 18 years old) 270 135,250 240 120,200
Residence Permit for Students (degree or exchange) 450 225,400 350 175,300
Work Permit**(employment, self-employment, entrepreneurs) 690 345,650 490 245,450
Work Permit**(Special Expert, Scientific Research) 610 305,550 410 205,400

*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 € 37,600 Naira

Please note that the service fee is inclusive of VAT

*Keeping in mind the health and safety of all our customers and employees in view of the ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines, decision envelopes will be returned back only by courier till further notice for all Finland RP customers, effective 01 September 2020. This measure applies to Finland Application Centres globally. The primary purpose of this measure is to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst our customers and employees. The measure is expected to be in place until the risk perception of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. The fee for this service is Euro 10.79 within Abuja (NGN 5,400) and Euro 14.24 Outside Abuja (NGN 7,130).

For information on documents Verification and Legalisation Please Click Here

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