You can find the most current statistics in the statistical service of the Finnish Immigration Service. Statistical service gathers up all statistics on applications and decisions concerning residence permits, international protection and citizenship as well as statistics on removal from the country. The service is available on the website in Finnish, Swedish and English.

If the information you are looking for is not available in our statistical service, you may find it on the pages Other statistics or Statistics by other authorities.

Statistics requests liable to a processing fee

Apart from the standard statistics published on the Finnish Immigration Service’s website, other statistics are available by request if the requested information can be obtained from the Register of Aliens.

A fee will be collected for the processing of the request, according to the decree on fees. The price depends on the actual amount of work involved. After the Finnish Immigration Service has received a request, it will provide an estimate on the costs involved and on the delivery date. After receiving the estimate, you may confirm your commission.

Please send any statistics requests to tilastopyynto(at)

Statistical service

You can find the most current statistics in the statistical service of the Finnish Immigration Service.

  • go to the page
  • choose applications or decisions from the left margin
  • choose a period that you want to look at from the timeline. You can choose the period by dragging the selector.
  • in the upper corner you can see the total number of applications or decisions during the chosen period
  • to get more detailed statistics, use the "define the choice" menu to the left

The numbers always change according to your choices.

Results consisting of less than five applications or decisions are displayed in grey (cannot be shown) in the graphics, to prevent the identification of individual applicants based on the statistics.

Starting in 2017, new statistics will only be published in the statistical service and no longer in the PDF format. However, statistics for 2015 and 2016 can be found both in the statistical service and on the page Statistics.