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Omajenn1234
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Applying for residence permit ,passport expiry

Post by Omajenn1234 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm

Hey everyone

I have appointment on 27 jan 2021 In VFS to apply for residence permit first time , family ties

My passport will expire on 26 aug 2021

My question is , do i have to renew my passport before applying ?
I will hopefully get my residence around september 2021 so ill be having new passport but i will be able to keep the old one , is that fine with finland ?
In the future if i want to apply for PR or citizinship do i have to have valid passport so i can do that ? Because there is no embassy of my country in finland and tickets are very expensive , i know its too early but im just wondering
In my country renewing the passport while its still have more than 6 months is so much expensive thats why im asking



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betelgeuse
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Re: Applying for residence permit ,passport expiry

Post by betelgeuse » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:51 pm

Omajenn1234 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Hey everyone

I have appointment on 27 jan 2021 In VFS to apply for residence permit first time , family ties

My passport will expire on 26 aug 2021

My question is , do i have to renew my passport before applying ?
I will hopefully get my residence around september 2021 so ill be having new passport but i will be able to keep the old one , is that fine with finland ?
"Unless otherwise provided in this section, first fixed-term residence permits are issued for one year, however for no longer than the validity period for the travel document, unless requested for a shorter period."

https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokse ... 040301.pdf
Omajenn1234 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm
In the future if i want to apply for PR or citizinship do i have to have valid passport so i can do that ? Because there is no embassy of my country in finland and tickets are very expensive , i know its too early but im just wondering
In my country renewing the passport while its still have more than 6 months is so much expensive thats why im asking
It's a criminal offence to let your passport expire without renewing.

Omajenn1234
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:48 pm

Re: Applying for residence permit ,passport expiry

Post by Omajenn1234 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:37 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Omajenn1234 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Hey everyone

I have appointment on 27 jan 2021 In VFS to apply for residence permit first time , family ties

My passport will expire on 26 aug 2021

My question is , do i have to renew my passport before applying ?
I will hopefully get my residence around september 2021 so ill be having new passport but i will be able to keep the old one , is that fine with finland ?
"Unless otherwise provided in this section, first fixed-term residence permits are issued for one year, however for no longer than the validity period for the travel document, unless requested for a shorter period."

https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokse ... 040301.pdf
Omajenn1234 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm
In the future if i want to apply for PR or citizinship do i have to have valid passport so i can do that ? Because there is no embassy of my country in finland and tickets are very expensive , i know its too early but im just wondering
In my country renewing the passport while its still have more than 6 months is so much expensive thats why im asking
It's a criminal offence to let your passport expire without renewing.
Oh thank you very much

Ill definitely renew it before applying


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