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Means of support

When you apply for Finnish citizenship, you must provide a reliable account of how you have earned enough money to live in Finland. You must tell us the sources of income you have relied on during the period of residence that is required of you. The required period may be the past 5 years or some other time period.

Your income must be legal and enough to live on. 

  • If you have only received general housing allowance, for example, it is not regarded as sufficient without any other sources of income.

Proving your means of support

Mention all your current and past income sources in your application. For example: if you have a job now but you have earlier received benefits from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), mention both sources.

You can prove your means of support in the following ways: