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Citizenship application

Apply with this application for Finnish citizenship for yourself and for minor children in your care. A minor cannot apply for citizenship on his or her own with this application. If you also apply for citizenship for a minor child you need a supplement form for him or her. Which supplement form you need depends on the age of the child.

  • Expected processing time
    7–10 months

  • Electronic application fee
    350 €

  • Paper application fee
    440 €

This is what you should do

1

Make sure you meet the requirements for becoming a citizen.

2

Make sure you have all the attachments needed. If necessary, have them translated and legalised.

3

Fill in your application.

4

Pay for your electronic application in the e-service Enter Finland. Pay for a paper application at a service point.

5

Book an appointment for a visit at a service point.

6

Wait for a decision. The Finnish Immigration Service will contact you if necessary.

7

Read what happens after you have applied.

Requirements

Make sure you meet the requirements for becoming a citizen before you submit an application.

General attachments

  • Valid passport or another identity document if you do not have a passport
  • Certificate of language skills
  • Statement on current and earlier income. You do not need to send us a statement concerning information that the Finnish Immigration Service receives from the tax authorities or from the operator that has granted a benefit to you.

Application-specific attachments

  • Send us the following attachments if you request an exception to the period of residence requirement:
    • Statement from your employee concerning the exception to the period of residence requirement
    • Your own free-form written statement concerning the exception to the period of residence requirement
  • Send us the following attachments if you request an exception to the language skills requirement:
    • Statement from your employee concerning the exception to the language skills requirement
    • Your own free-form written statement concerning the exception to the language skills requirement
    • Medical certificate concerning the exception to the language skills requirement
    • Certificate of elementary skills in Finnish or Swedish
    • Certificate of regular participation in Finnish or Swedish studies
    • Certificate of illiteracy
  • Further statement on children
  • Further statement on travel
  • Statement on moving inside Finland or abroad
  • Payment plan
  • Further statement on earlier sources of income
  • Co-applicants’ supplement forms:
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