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Citizenship declaration for a child born abroad (father or non-birth mother is a Finnish citizen)

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Apply with this declaration for Finnish citizenship for a child who was born out of wedlock abroad to a Finnish father or a Finnish non-birth mother 1 June 2003 or later. Before the declaration can be submitted, the paternity or the maternity of the non-birth mother must be confirmed abroad or in Finland. The declaration can be submitted by the person who has custody of the child or the child’s guardian.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.


Period of validity

Until further notice

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Immigration Service
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Immigration Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Finnish Immigration Service
Updated: 2/11/2020