This citizenship declaration is for a foreign national that was born out of wedlock on 1 June 2003 or later, and whose father was a Finnish citizen when the foreign national was born. Paternity must be established abroad or in Finland before the submission of the declaration. The declaration is made by a parent or guardian.
Check that you have all the necessary attachments and information in electronic format before you begin. You must have at least:
Complete the application form and attach all the required documents. Select your service point. The service point is where you prove your identity within three months of submitting your application. If you are applying for a permit abroad, visit a Finnish embassy or consulate. If you are applying in Finland, visit a Migri service point. Please take into account that the service points can be very busy. If you are in Finland, you can book an appointment before submitting an application in Migri's appointments system. If you are abroad, contact the embassy or consulate directly.
The processing of an application is subject to a fee. The application must be paid for via the e-service. You can pay the processing fee with most credit cards, or use the online banking services provided by Finnish banks.
Visit the service point you selected to prove your identity and to present the original versions of any attachments required for the application. The child for whom citizenship is being sought must be present too.
You can follow the processing of your application in the e-service. If further information or documents are required for your application, we will send you a request through the e-service. You will receive a notification when a decision has been made and can be read online.