Finland Ends Service Point Requirements for Minors


The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) has announced that children (aged under 18 years) are no longer required to visit a service point when applying for an extended permit, a new residence permit card, or a new residence card via the Enter Finland account of their parent or guardian.

The parent or guardian must use strong identity authentication to access Enter Finland and must include the child’s customer number when completing the child’s application.

To avoid having to visit a service point, the application must be for one of the following reasons:

  • The card will expire soon;
  • The card is lost or stolen;
  • The card is so worn out that the information on it is unreadable;
  • A passport containing a residence permit sticker is about to expire.
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