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Citizenship declaration for a Nordic citizen

With this declaration you can apply for Finnish citizenship if you are a citizen of a Nordic country, are 18 years of age, have not received your Nordic citizenship by application, have lived in Finland for the past five years and have not been sentenced to imprisonment during these five years. You can also apply for Finnish citizenship for minor children in your care. You will then need a supplement form. Which supplement form you need depends on the age of the child. A minor cannot apply for citizenship on his or her own with this form.

  • Expected processing time

    2–3 months

  • Electronic application fee

    200 €

  • Paper application fee

    250 €

Requirements

Make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Your identity has been established
    • You can establish your identity by showing us reliable documents (such as your passport) or by giving us reliable information about at least your real name, date of birth, nationality and family ties. When we are determining your identity, we will also take into account any information you have given us earlier about your identity.
  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have become a citizen of a Nordic country not by application but by some other way
    • You became a citizen by declaration or when you were born.
    • The Nordic countries are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  • Your place of residence is currently Finland and has been for at least the last five years
    • For the last five years, you have had a municipality of residence registered at the Local Register Office.
  • You have not been sentenced to conditional or unconditional imprisonment during the past five years.

These requirements must be met at the time you submit your declaration.

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.

Application-specific attachments

Co-applicants’ supplement form:

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