Fast track service for specialists and growth entrepreneurs
Once you have received a decision on your residence permit from the Finnish Immigration Service, you can start preparing for your arrival in Finland. Some matters should be handled in advance in your country of origin so that your dealings with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency can proceed more smoothly. Such matters include the legalisation of family relationship documents and making an appointment to register with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
Can I use the fast track service?
The fast track service can only be used by those who have been granted a residence permit through the Finnish Immigration Service's fast track service
- growth entrepreneurs
- EU Blue Card senior specialists
- specialists who have applied on the basis of an internal company transfer
- persons in top or middle management of a company
- and family members of all the above.
If you have not received a residence permit based on one of the above, you cannot use the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s fast track service. In such cases, please refer to our website for the appropriate instructions on registering as a foreigner. Read more about the Finnish Immigration Service’s fast track service.
Why register with the Digital and Population Data Services Agency?
You need to register in order to handle a wide range of practical matters in Finland. You will receive a personal identity code upon registration, and your data – including name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mother tongue and address – will be stored in the Population Information System. In addition, information on your spouse, children and parents may be entered under certain conditions.
How long will it take to process my case?
The general processing time for employees is no more than two weeks. Efforts are made to process matters quickly for those using the fast track service.
Make an appointment in advance at one of our service location, as some of our locations may have longer queues for appointments. Making a reservation does not require authentication, so you can easily do it from abroad. The whole family can be served in a single appointment.
Please note that if the period of validity of your residence permit card has not yet started when you visit our service location, the registration of a home municipality cannot be done before the period of your permit´s validity starts.
Is it possible to speed up the processing time?
The processing of a registration can only be sped up for very exceptional and very weighty reasons. For example, opening a bank account is not a sufficient justification for speeding up the process. Cases are processed in their order of arrival. Making an appointment in advance, however, will speed up the initiation of the process.