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 have questions about Finnish citizenship or if you want to apply for Finnish citizenship.

Finnish citizenship

Ålanders are Finnish citizens and therefore the same rules apply to Ålanders as to Finnish citizens.

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

Conscription

Anybody who has regional citizenship and has moved to Åland before the age of 12 is exempt from conscription.

Dual citizenship

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

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Contact the authorities

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

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