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Residence permit application for sports or coaching

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply for a residence permit with this form if you are coming to Finland as an athlete or a coach and you will be undertaking this activity professionally and on a full-time basis. You must also have signed a player agreement or an employment contract with a sports club or similar organization.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.


Period of validity

The permit is valid for a fixed time.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Immigration Service
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Immigration Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 1/30/2020