About this site

You are at the official website of the Finnish Immigration Service (previous Directorate of Immigration).

The web site is the central channel of communication of the the Finnish Immigration Service and intended to provide a general impression of issues related to immigration. However, you may not be able to find a direct answer to your individual situation on the site. Therefore we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the relevant legislation when necessary.

If you have any views or comments concerning the contents of our website, please send them to us by using the feedback form on the website.

Handling of personal data

The Finnish Immigration Service are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of website visitors in line with the Personal Data Act. We do not collect data that could be used to identify individual visitors.

We collect general statistics on the use of our website and use this data to improve our online services. This data includes:

  • loaded pages
  • time
  • IP address
  • web browser and operating system.

We only save contact and other information specifically provided by users who wish that we respond to their contact requests, questions or other feedback.

Legal information

While every effort is made to ensure the information is up-to-date, the Finnish Immigration Service accepts no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage resulting from possible errors in the content. Moreover, the Finnish Immigration Service is not responsible for the materials produced by outside bodies although the web site provides links to them, nor does the Finnish Immigration Service accept responsibility for any damage resulting from breaks in information networks or other technical breakdowns.

Some links may take you away from the migri.fi website. The Finnish Immigration Service is not responsible for the information collected by such third-party websites. For example, our videos are on YouTube, which collects data about its users.


In accordance with the Copyright Act as amended, the Finnish Immigration Service or some other information producer mentioned in the document holds the copyright on the material published on this web site. It is advised that those who wish to make use of the copyright material should contact the Finnish Immigration Service's Communications Services .


Some documents available on the the Finnish Immigration Service's website, are published in pdf format. To view these documents you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is free of charge and can be downloaded from Adobe's website www.adobe.com