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The Application Finder helps you find the right application form.

The Finnish Immigration Service may, at your request, issue certificates on matters that concern you.

The page of each application lists the requirements for that application and the documents you need to attach to it.

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Key terms used by the Finnish Immigration Service and their definitions.

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Organisation and tasks of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Reception centre locations, contact information and the numbers of their inhabitants.

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