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Finnish citizenship through notification

The following people can receive Finnish citizenship by means of a citizenship notification (kansalaisuusilmoitus):

  • Former Finnish citizens
  • Foreign persons with a father who is a Finnish citizen
  • Persons between 18 and 22 year of age who have lived in Finland for several years
  • Adopted children of Finnish citizens between 12 and 17 years of age
  • Citizens of a Nordic Country who have lived in Finland for the past five years

More information on obtaining Finnish citizenship by means of a notification can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

How to submit a citizenship notification?

You can submit a citizenship notification online. Fill in the form in the Enter Finland service. Attach the application appendices. You need to pay the application processing fee at that time.

After filling in the form in the Enter Finland service, you have three months to go and prove your identity. You can prove your identity at a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service or, abroad, at a Finnish diplomatic mission. You can find out from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs which diplomatic missions you can visit to prove your identity. Make an appointment in advance. Bring a personal identification document and the original copies of the application appendices.

After you submit the notification, remember to monitor your Enter Finland account. If the Finnish Immigration Service needs additional clarifications, you will be informed through the Enter Finland service. Your application may be rejected if you do not submit additional clarifications in time. When the Finnish Immigration Service has made the decision, you will be informed.

If you are unable to submit a citizenship notification online, you can also do it using a paper form. Print out the form from the Finnish Immigration Service website and fill it in advance. Bring the filled-in notification form and its appendices personally to a service point of the Finnish Immigration Service or, abroad, at a Finnish diplomatic mission.

More information on lodging a citizenship notification can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Citizenship notification formFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Citizenship notification formFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Service points of the Finnish Immigration ServiceFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMinistry for Foreign Affairs:
Finnish Diplomatic Missions abroadFinnish | Swedish | English