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Documents and formalities – Finland

Updated : 15/04/2014

Registering your residence abroad after the first 3 months


Registering your residence when abroad

You must register your residence if you stay in Finland for more than 3 months You must register with the police authority of the place of residence within 3 months of the date of arrival in the country. If you don't register, you can be fined.

You don't need to carry your registration certificate at all times but foreign nationals may be required to report to the police with their documents.

Permits for EU nationals (in Finnish only)

Registration of residence (in Finnish only)

Registration of foreign nationals (in Finnish only)

Authorities responsible for registration:


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