Immigration regulations for EU/EEA nationals

Immigration regulations for EU/EEA including nationals from Switzerland nationals are listed here.

Nationals of the EU or EEA countries

All students except nationals of the Nordic countries need to register their right of residence if the period of study in Finland exceeds three months. The right to reside in Finland is valid until further notice.

The application is submitted ONLINE through the E-Services of the Finnish Immigration Services. You also need to book an appointment in order to visit the Finnish Immigration Services upon arrival in Finland.

Book an appointment as soon as possible since the service points can be very busy. The appointment needs to be within three months of submitting the application form. If possible, book an appointment which takes place before the Orientation Days in order make it possible for you to register at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency at the Orientation Days.

The following documents will be required for your application:

  • A completed EU registration form (online)
  • A valid passport or national proof of identity
  • The acceptance letter issued by Hanken
  • An account of your financial situation
  • Certificate of valid health insurance
  • An official passport photo

Finnish identification number

All students at Hanken are required to have a Finnish personal identity code which will be registered in Hanken’s study register Oodi. You will automatically be granted a Finnish personal identity code when registering your right of residence in Finland.

You can also obtain a code upon arrival while registering at the local Digital and Population Data Services Agency office, but we recommend that you apply for the Identity code when you register your right to reside in Finland.

Please note that you must inform the Office of Studies and Admissions when you obtain a Finnish personal identity code/social security number.