Official Statistics of Finland

Citizenships granted

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of persons receiving Finnish citizenship fell in 2018
13 Sep 2019
According to Statistics Finland, Finnish citizenship was granted in 2018 to 9,211 foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland. Altogether, 3,008 fewer Finnish citizenships were granted than in 2017. In relative terms, the number fell by 25 per cent from the previous year.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: These statistics describe the foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland who have been granted Finnish nationality during the statistical year. A citizen of a foreign country may receive Finnish citizenship after six years’ of residence in Finland. A foreign citizen who has been married to a Finnish citizen and lived in Finland for three years may be granted Finnish citizenship. Finnish citizenship can be granted through an application procedure or a declaration procedure, but the data of Statistics Finland does not contain information on this. Finnish citizenships acquired at birth are not included in these statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Citizenships granted [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-7169. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kans/index_en.html