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Finnish Immigration Service, for customers and for society

The Finnish Immigration Service makes permit decisions in matters related to immigration, asylum, refugee status and citizenship and runs the reception system of Finland. Our vision is to advance a well-functioning society and enhance Finland's competitiveness by providing customer-focused and people-centred services of high quality and by running Europe’s most efficient residence permit process.

We provide specialist and information services in support of political decision-making and for national and international cooperation. We will actively participate in public discussion on immigration by bringing up development needs and suggestions for further improvements.

Tasks of the Finnish Immigration Service:

  • matters related to foreign nationalsʼ entry into Finland, residence in the country, refugee status and citizenship
  • register of foreign nationals
  • produces information for authorities and international organisations

Summary of organisational strategy of the Finnish Immigration Service 2023-2027