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Citizenship application for a child

Use this application to apply for Finnish citizenship for your child if you or no other adults are applying for citizenship at the same time with the child. You can submit an application for Finnish citizenship for a child who is applying alone if:

  • you are a Finnish citizen and have custody of the child; or
  • you are the child's guardian; or
  • you are a foreign national who has custody of the child and there is a weighty reason related to the best interest of the child for applying for citizenship for him or her alone.
  • Expected processing time for application

    6–29 months

  • Electronic application fee
    490 €

  • Paper application fee
    690 €

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

If you yourself are applying for Finnish citizenship, you can add your child as a co-applicant to your application. In that case, the child must be under 18 years of age and you must have custody of the child. 

This is what you should do

Get ready for applying:

Fill in the application