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Before you Apply

To prepare your documents and your application correctly please read the information on this site and visit the website of The Finnish Immigration Service to learn more about residence permit categories. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to being processed.

The residence permit category needs to be chosen by an applicant based on the reason for coming to Finland. This decision must be made by the applicant him/herself – the Application Centre staff will not be able to assist you in making this decision.

Please ensure all the required documents are ready (translated and legalised if required) before taking an appointment to Application Centre to submit your application or applying in Enter Finland e-service.

You can find application forms and a list of required documents on the website of The Finnish Immigration Service.

Application Centre can receive the application only if the applicant is legally residing in the Philippines on the day of submission. When you submit your application at Application Centre you should provide your valid Philippines visa or residence permit to the Philippines.