Finnish citizenship and Åland

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Finnish citizenship is obtained either at birth or by application. The following section is about special conditions relating to conscription, spouses/partners, co-applicants, children as well as dual citizenship.

Contact the Finnish Immigration Service if you want to apply for Finnish citizenship or if you have any questions.

Finnish citizenship

Ålanders are Finnish citizens and therefore the rules for Finnish citizens also apply to Ålanders.

In Åland there is a system of regional citizenship. Regional citizenship is a set of rules for purchasing and owning land.


If you have regional citizenship and you moved to Åland before the age of 12, you are exempt from conscription.

Dual citizenship

For the Nordic countries, you can read about dual citizenship on the webpages of the respective embassies below and contact them for more information

More information

Contact the authority

If you have questions about Finnish citizenship, you can contact the Finnish Immigration Service

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