Limited reception of residence permit applications to resume in Finnish missions abroad


Update 4.7.2020. The activities relating to residence permit applications were gradually resumed in the missions on 16 June 2020. The reception of ordinary visa applications continues to be suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The situation and operating environments vary to a great extent in our missions in different parts of the world. Taking into account the current situation in the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our missions can serve residence permit customers fairly comprehensively starting on 16 June 2020, some can do so on a limited basis, and some missions can start to receive and process residence permit applications only later.

Priority will be given to customers who have booked an appointment but whose appointment had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is what you should do if you want to ask whether your Finnish mission is receiving residence permit applications:

  • Send an inquiry by e-mail to the address, or call the switchboard of the Prime Minister's Office at +358 295 16001 to ask about the situation at your Finnish mission.

The end of the exceptional arrangements will be informed later.

Source: Ministry of Foreign affairs Press release 17.6.2020

Edit 4.7.2020: Added contact information