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Payment obligation

To be able to become a Finnish citizen, you must have taken care of your payment obligations under public law. In other words, you must have paid for example your

  • taxes
  • fines
  • state-guaranteed student loan
  • hospital fees
  • child maintenance payments

If you have not fulfilled these obligations, we will assess whether you have fundamentally neglected your payment obligations. We will for example consider whether you have made your payments to the best of your payment abilities and whether, for example, you have created a payment plan and followed it. Fundamental failure to pay child maintenance, taxes or fines may prevent you from becoming a Finnish citizen.