Immigration based on family ties in Finland

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Reunification with family member in Finland

This type of immigration is referred to a residence permit based on family ties. You can apply for residence permit based on the basis of family ties if your family member has obtained a Finnish Residence Permit. We can assist you in collecting necessary documents, calculate income correctly, and accompany the whole process of the residence permit applications for family reunification.
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Who can apply

Only these family members can apply for a residence permit based on family ties according to the Finnish immigration law

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Child
Underaged biological or adopted children living in the same household with parents

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Spouse
Registered spouses (including same gender registered partnerships)
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Registered partners
Civil partners, who have been cohabiting with the reunifying family member for more than 2 years in the same household.
Child
Underaged biological or adopted children living in the same household with parents
Spouse
Underaged biological or adopted children living in the same household with parents
Registered partners
Civil partners, who have been cohabiting with the reunifying family member for more than 2 years in the same household.

Family immigration documents

All required documents have be translated to Finnish or English. The list below contains important documents, which applicant should have before applying for residence permit based on family ties in Finland. In addition to the listed documents you also would need valid passports and passport photos taken less than 6 months ago. In some cases, Finnish migration office may send clarification request, therefore applicant is required to provide additional documents.
Documents for non-eu citizen
Documents for Finnish citizen
You can apply for Finnish residence permit based on family ties with non-eu citizen if you have following documents:

List of documents for non-eu citizen

1. Marriage certificate (with Apostille)
2. Children's birth certificates (with Apostille)
3. Employment contract (for the person already residing in Finland)
4. One parent's consent for the child's relocation (in case only one parent is moving to Finland)
5. Payslip for the previous payment period

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You can apply for Finnish residence permit based on family ties with a Finnish citizen if you have these documents:
No financial requirements

Documents for Finnish citizen

1. Marriage certificate with Apostille
2. Children's birth certificates with Apostille
3. One parent's consent for the child's relocation (in case only one parent is moving to Finland)
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Useful information

It is very important to collect and submit the most comprehensive documents set to avoid requests from the Immigration Service and provide a positive result. Our company specialists are ready to provide a comprehensive consultation on all aspects of getting a residence permit based on the family ties.

Residence permit limitations
Only mentioned family members can apply for the residence permit in Finland if the family member has the residence permit in or citizenship of Finland. Unfortunately, the residence permit based on the family ties can not be applied for by the parents, adult siblings, or other relatives.

Proof of ties
To apply for a residence permit based on family ties you should prove your tie with family member who has a valid residence permit in Finland. For instance, you can provide marriage certificate with apostille ( only for non-eu citizens).

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about our services. We are ready to help you with obtaining Finnish residence permit on the family ties basis.
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Requirements for the financial security
The amounts are provided as net income (after paid tax). In case underage children, the child benefits are accounted for in the overall income.

2 persons (spouses) 1700€

2 persons (adult and a child) 1500€

3 persons (spouses and a child) 2200€

4 persons (spouses and two children) 2700€