Åland regional citizenship
Åland regional citizenship is a precondition for voting and standing for election to the Parliament of Åland, for owning and occupying land in Åland as well as the right to conduct business in Åland. Exceptions from the requirement of regional citizenship can be granted by the Government of Åland on application. You can find more information on Åland regional citizenship on the website of the Government of Åland here.
Land acquisition permits in Åland
The Government of Åland can grant exceptions from the requirement of regional citizenship for owning real estate. You can apply for and get a special permit, a land acquisition permit, from the Government of Åland. The purpose of the rules on land acquisition is that land is primarily owned by persons who are resident in Åland. You can read all about land acquisition permits on this webpage of the Government of Åland.
If you have regional citizenship and moved to Åland before the age of 12, you are exempted from conscription. If you have questions about conscription, you can contact the Office of the Government of Åland.
If you have any questions, please fill in our contact form.
NB! If you have questions regarding the processing of a specific case or application, or other personal matters, please contact the relevant authority directly.