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Citizenship declaration for a child born abroad (father or non-birth mother is a Finnish citizen)

Submit this declaration to apply for Finnish citizenship for a child born abroad if:

  • the child was born out of wedlock; and
  • only the child’s father is a Finnish citizen; or
  • the child has two mothers and only the non-birth mother is a Finnish citizen.

You can submit this declaration if you have custody of the child or are the child’s guardian. Before submitting the declaration, the parent who holds Finnish citizenship must have his or her parenthood confirmed, either abroad or in Finland.

  • Expected processing time for electronic application

    9 months

  • Expected processing time for paper application

    9 months

  • Electronic application fee

    80 €

  • Paper application fee

    100 €

You will find the declaration form at the foot of this page. Please read the instructions on this page first before filling in the form.

This is what you should do:

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