Finland passport

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Here’s how to apply for a Finnish passport:

Eligibility:

The most important requirement is to be a Finnish citizen. You can be a Finnish citizen through various ways, including:

  • Being born to at least one Finnish parent
  • Being born in Finland
  • Marrying a Finnish citizen and meeting certain requirements
  • Fulfilling residency requirements in Finland (typically 5 years)

Applying in Finland:

  1. Online or In-Person: You can apply for a Finnish passport online or by visiting a police station. Applying online is generally faster and more convenient.

  2. Online Application:

    • Website: This website allows you to fill out the application electronically and upload any necessary documents.

    • Required Documents (may vary slightly):

      • Valid Finnish personal identity code (necessary for online application)
      • Digital passport photo meeting specifications
      • Payment for the passport fee (fee varies depending on validity period and processing speed)
    • Processing and Approval: Processing typically takes a few weeks. You’ll be notified by text message or email when your passport is ready for collection.

  3. In-Person Application:

    • Police Station: Visit your nearest police station. You can find your nearest station through the Police website

    • Required Documents (may vary slightly):

      • Original Finnish identity card or document proving citizenship
      • Two paper passport photos meeting specifications
      • Payment for the passport fee (fee varies depending on validity period and processing speed)
    • Processing and Approval: Similar to the online application, processing typically takes a few weeks. You’ll be informed on how to collect your passport.

Applying Outside Finland:

If you are a Finnish citizen residing outside of Finland, you can apply for a passport at the nearest Finnish embassy or consulate.

  • Contact the Embassy or Consulate: Find your nearest location through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Passport for sale
  • Schedule an Appointment: Most embassies recommend scheduling an appointment in advance.
  • Prepare Required Documents: These will be similar to what’s required in Finland but may vary slightly depending on the embassy/consulate. Always confirm exact requirements beforehand. They typically include:
    • A completed application form (available online or at the embassy)
    • Proof of Finnish citizenship (birth certificate, etc.)
    • Proof of residency in your current country
    • Two recent passport-sized photographs meeting embassy specifications
    • Payment for the passport fee (fees may vary depending on location and chosen processing speed)

Additional Resources:

  • Finnish Police – Applying for a passport: (This website provides information on eligibility requirements, document checklists, fees, and the application process for both online and in-person applications)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Missions Abroad: (This website helps you find contact details for Finnish embassies and consulates abroad) Order Passport
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