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Permits and citizenship

Information requests and certificates

Information and documents concerning the customers of the Finnish Immigration Service are confidential as a rule.

You may request the following documents from the Finnish Immigration Service:

  • documents that concern yourself if you are our customer
  • documents that concern a customer if you have a reason to access them
  • publicly available documents

Read more about document and information requests.

The Finnish Immigration Service can only give certificates on matters that it is processing or on which it has made a decision. Read more about requests for certificates.

The Finnish Immigration Service may give you a certificate showing that you have submitted an application for a residence permit, citizenship or asylum. Read more about certificates of pending matters.