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Citizenship declaration for a former Finnish citizen

Apply for Finnish citizenship with this declaration if you have previously been a Finnish citizen. If you also wish to apply for Finnish citizenship for a minor child in your care, fill in a supplement form for him or her. A child has the right to be granted Finnish citizenship only in connection with the citizenship declaration of the person who has custody of him or her.

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

  • Expected processing time for electronic application

    4 months

  • Expected processing time for paper application

    4 months

  • Electronic application fee

    150 € / child 80 €

  • Paper application fee

    220 € / child 100 €

This is what you should do:

Get ready for applying

Fill in the application

Citizenship declaration for a former Finnish citizen, KAN_7

Fill in an online application