In addition to applications from minor unaccompanied asylum seekers, these statistics also contain the applications of unaccompanied minors who have arrived in Finland under the EU relocation scheme. Our statistical service compiles separate statistics for these two groups.
In addition to the decisions made on minor unaccompanied asylum seekers, these statistics also contain the decisions made on unaccompanied minors who have arrived in Finland under the EU relocation scheme. Our statistical service compiles separate statistics for these two groups.
Please note! The figures on asylum matters in the annual statistics differ from the figures published by Eurostat. The reason for this is that Eurostat collects their data on the numbers of applicants on a monthly basis during the statistical year. However, the monthly data is often updated afterwards. These changes are included in the annual statistics on this page, but not in the Eurostat statistics.
Please note! The figures in the statistical analysis for 2007 are based on unconfirmed statistics. Therefore the figures differ slightly from the confirmed statistics presented above.
Quota refugee statistics
Statistics on quota refugees selected for resettlement in Finland can be found on the page Quota refugee statistics.
*The transitional provision of the Nationality Act was in force during the period 1 June 2003 to 31 May 2008. According to the provision, a person who had lost his or her Finnish citizenship for example due to acquiring the citizenship of another country was entitled to apply to have his or her citizenship restored by declaration without having to move to Finland. This opportunity was also offered to descendants of former and current Finnish citizens, regardless of whether they had ever held Finnish citizenship.