You must have at least satisfactory skills in one of the following languages:
- spoken and written Finnish
- spoken and written Swedish
If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment:
- Finnish Sign Language
- Finland-Swedish Sign Language.
You must have a certificate of your language skills before you submit a citizenship application. Attach the certificate to your application.
If you are not able to learn languages,
you can request an exception to the language skills requirement. Read more about the grounds for granting an exception to the language skills requirement.