Official Statistics of Finland

Citizenships granted

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of persons receiving Finnish citizenship reached new record in 2017
14 Jun 2018
According to Statistics Finland, Finnish citizenship was granted in 2017 to 12,219 foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland. The number exceeded clearly the record of 2016 and is highest during Finnish independence. Altogether, 2,844 more citizenships were granted than in 2016. In relative terms, their number grew by 30 per cent from the previous year.

Next release:
13 Sep 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: 16.7.2019].
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