If you are a citizen of an EU Member State, a Nordic country, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you do not need a visa or permit but you must apply for EU registration if you plan to reside in Finland for a longer period than three months without interruption.
Step 1: Submit application with e-service via: Enterfinland for EU. You need to submit the application yourself and pay online. For spouse/dependents, a separate application must be filled. You cannot fill up application for spouse on their behalf.
Step 2: You will need to visit a Migri service point to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. You can book an appointment in Migri’s appointment system online here.
Step 3: Register with DVV. Upon arrival in Finland, make an appointment to register with DVV for a personal identity code (if not given along with your resident permit) and register your temporary or permanent address in Finland. Permanent address means the address you are living long-term here in Tampere for one year or more. Instructions on the application process can be found at Registration of a foreigner | Digital and population data services agency (dvv.fi). You can fill up the form before the appointment but please DO NOT sign the form or write the date before your appointment. You have to sign the form in front of DVV during your appointment.
Step 4: Apply for a Finnish ID card at the police station. Once your personal ID is processed and approved at DVV, it is advisable to get a Finnish ID from the police station. This is not an absolute mandatory but it is useful as this card is important for official ID verfication in stores, post office and others. Most banks also require that you have an ID card for full access banking services (without a Finnish ID card, you will only get basic banking services online). Click Apply for an identity card - Police (poliisi.fi) for application info and process.
Additional Steps: Depending on your status and reason for move, you would need to do the following:
Get a tax card from Vero (tax office) if you are earning income in Finland.
Register with Kela, Finnish Social Insurance institution, and find out the social benefits in Finland.
Open a bank account. Please refer to 'Banking' for more info.