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From immigration to citizenship − building a strong and secure Finland

The Finnish Immigration Service is a decision-making organisation in matters related to immigration, asylum, refugee status and citizenship and maintains the reception system. The agency implements the Finnish immigration policy and promotes controlled immigration, good administration and human and basic rights.

The Finnish Immigration Service provides specialist and information services in support of political decision-making and for national and international cooperation. The Finnish Immigration Service participates as a specialist in the discussion about immigration.

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

Finnish Immigration Service strategy 2021