You must apply for a residence permit as you plan to study in Finland for longer than three months. You can submit your application electronically. Since the application forms and appendices do not need to be sent by post, e-services makes the application process faster.
The list of document needed for Finnish Residence Permit is:
- Copy of Passport
- Certificate of acceptance at Finnish Educational Institution
- Clarification of income
- Health insurance
- Previous degree qualification
- Employment certificate (if any)
When you have submitted your application using the e-services, you must visit the Finnish embassy located at Paris within one month to confirm your identity and present original copies of the attachments required for your application.
The address of Finnish Embassy is : 2 rue Fabert, Paris 7 ème. (Tel. 01 44 18 19 29 ). The Finnish Embassy is only open from 2 pm and the visit time is around 20 min and includes fingerprint.
Citizens of the EU/EEA member states
If you are a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland you will not be required a residence permit for Finland.