FACTS & FIGURES

Capital City

Capital City

Helsinki
Population

Population

5,479,531
Area Km2

Area, Km2

303,890
Language

Language

Finnish
Area Code

Area Code

358
Currency

Currency

Euro (EUR)

VISA FREE

175

GDP PPP $

42,309

Time Zone

UTC +2:00

Dual Citizenship Finland

Allowed

The current nationality regime in Finland is based on the Finnish Nationality Act of 2003 and its subsequent amendments. Acquisition of Finnish citizenship (kansalaisuus) is mainly based on the principle of ius sanguinis. Finnish citizenship can also be acquired by birth, by marriage, on adoption provided that the adopted child is under the age of 12 and a parent is a Finnish citizen through legitimation, and through naturalisation by application or declaration. Finnish citizenship may never be lost if it leads to statelessness.


As of 2003 Finland accepts multiple citizenship, thus a Finnish citizen is able to acquire another nationality without losing the original nationality. As a consequence, those foreigners wishing to apply for naturalisation in Finland are no longer required to renounce their original citizenship upon acquiring Finnish nationality. Finnish law does not specify any consequences in relation to registration or renunciation conditions and Finnish citizens are therefore allowed to hold dual citizenship without any special conditions.

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