Registration of citizenship 

You can have several citizenships recorded in the Population Information System. We can record your citizenship in the Population Information System based on a valid passport, an original decision on naturalisation or some other reliable evidence. 

If you are a Finnish citizen, you have the obligation to notify the Finnish Population Information System of the foreign citizenship you have received. 

Read more about losing and retaining Finnish citizenship.

If you are applying for Finnish citizenship, contact the Finnish Immigration Service.  

Which documents can I use to prove my citizenship?

Do the following

1. Fill in the form below.       

Correction/addition to register information – international 

2. Submit the documents either by visiting a service location in person, through a Finnish mission or by sending them by post to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, P.O. Box 26, FI-68601 Pietarsaari, Finland. Unfortunately, we cannot accept scanned documents.

See more detailed instructions for delivering documents.  

Required documents: 

  • notification form for correction of registry data which you have filled in    
  • a document proving citizenship (see “Which documents can I use to prove my citizenship?”). 

3. Inquiries and email messages will not speed up the processing of notifications. We will contact you if we need further information. You will receive an extract from the Population Information System once the citizenship information has been recorded. Check that your information has been entered correctly. If for some reason we do not record the information you have submitted in the Population Information System, you will receive a decision on this. Instructions for submitting a request for administrative review are attached to the decision. 

N. B.! Cases are processed in their order of arrival. Unfortunately, we cannot speed up an individual case unless there is a very exceptional and very important reason for doing so. For example, opening a bank account is not a sufficient justification for speeding up the process.

Price

Free of charge

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Email

Please do not enquire about the processing time by email as it will lead to congestion in our service. We will process the applications in the order we have received them. N.B! At the moment, we are not answering any enquiries about processing times.

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Telephone service

Please do not enquire about the processing time by phone as it will lead to congestion in our service. We will process the applications in the order we have received them.

Telephone service from Monday to Friday 9-12

Telephone number +358 295 536 320

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