Payment through the e-service, payment at a service point, or payment at a Finnish mission is the many payment methods available for the processing of your visa application to Finland.
Unless explicit instructions are on the application form, you cannot deposit the processing money to the Finnish Immigration Service’s account. You must pay the application cost through the e-service if you complete a citizenship application online. Vouchers are used to make payments at the service station. The voucher must be legitimate and identify who it belongs to, which application or applications it is for, and that it is for the Finnish Immigration Service.
Immigration fees in Finland
The Ministry of the Interior Decree 1175 specifies the fees collected by the Finnish Immigration Service. It is possible to apply on paper or electronically. The following are the many immigration applications and costs that must enter Finland:
- Application for citizenship, which costs €690 for a paper application and €460 for an electronic application
- Application to be released from citizenship, which costs £690
- Declaration of citizenship, which costs €160 for a paper application and €120 for an electronic application
- declaration of a minor applicant, under 18, which costs €100 for a paper application and €80 for an electronic application
- Request for citizenship status determination, which costs £100
- First residence permit for work, which costs €740 for a paper application and €490 for an electronic application and requires a partial judgment.
- First residency permit, which costs €480 for a paper application and €380 for an electronic application, with no labor market testing, for specialists, researchers, athletes, or coaches, internships, working holidays, and so on.
- First residence permit for 6–9 months of seasonal work costs €480 for a paper application and €380 for an electronic application.
- First residence permit for 6–9 months of seasonal work costs €740 for a paper application and €490 for an electronic application.
- Certificate for seasonal work, with a paper application costing €250 and an electronic application costing €75.
- The first residence permit for a start-up entrepreneur costs €480 for a paper application and €690 for an electronic application, and €350 for a paper application and €490 for an electronic application for other entrepreneurs.
- The first study residence permit costs €450 for a paper application and €350 for an electronic application.
- First residency permit for a minor cost €270 in paper form and €240 in electronic form.
- The fee of an extended permit is €430 for a paper application and €160 for an electronic application.
- An extended study or minor permit costs €250 for a paper application and €180 for an electronic application.
- A permanent residency permit costs €160 for both paper and electronic applications.
- For paper and electronic applications, a permanent residence permit for a minor costs €150.
- For paper and electronic applications, registering an EU citizen’s right of residence costs €54.
- For paper and electronic applications, a certificate of an EU citizen’s right of permanent residence costs €54.
- Both physical and electronic applications for renewal of a resident permit card cost €54.
- For both paper and electronic applications, a new residence permit card to replace a lost one costs €120.
- Application to avoid the termination of a residence permit costs €100.
- For both paper and electronic applications, the right of residency under the withdrawal agreement costs €54.
- Both paper and electronic applications for the right of permanent residence for a family member of a British citizen cost €54.
- The cost of a foreign passport and refugee travel document is €44.
- A new document to replace one that has been lost costs €170.
- A revocation of an entry prohibition costs €100.
- It costs €100 to notify a move inside the EU- movement notice for students, researchers, or researchers’ family members.
- The cost of a certificate upon request is €50.
Applications without processing fee
The following applications do not have a processing cost
- A child who is also a co-applicant in his or her parent’s citizenship application.
- A citizenship declaration of an applicant who can demonstrate that he participated in the Finnish army as a conscripted or summoned military duty or as a volunteer during the Finnish wars of 1939–1945.
- An applicant’s citizenship declaration if he or she can show that he or she was sent to Sweden, Denmark, or Norway as a kid during WWII.
- A foreign national’s fixed-term residency permit after being accepted as a quota refugee in Finland.
- Based on international or temporary protection, an application for international protection or a new fixed-term extended residence permit.
- A residence permit is issued to a foreign individual who is a victim of human trafficking, as well as a new fixed-term extended residence permit issued on the same grounds.
- Domestic abuse warrants a new fixed-term extended permit.
- A foreign national’s continuous residence permit under a witness protection program.
- A foreign national working at a foreign mission may be awarded a residence permit.
- A New Zealand citizen’s application for a residency permit. Because Finland and New Zealand agreed to abolish visas in 1973, no processing fee is charged.