Official Statistics of Finland

Citizenships granted

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Record number of Finnish citizenships was granted in 2016
12 May 2017
According to Statistics Finland, Finnish citizenship was granted in 2016 to 9,375 foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland. The number is the highest during Finnish independence. Altogether, 1,454 more citizenships were granted than in 2015.

Next release:
Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2017.

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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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Citizenships granted [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-7169. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.10.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kans/index_en.html

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