Family immigration in Finland

Also known as immigration based on family ties in Finland.
You can apply for residence permit based on the basis of family ties if your family member has obtained a Finnish residence permit.
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Who can apply

Child

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

Spouse

Registered spouses including same gender registered partnerships.

Registered partners

Only these family members can apply for a residence permit based on family ties according to the Finnish immigration law.
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 English or Finnish. 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 immigration office may send clarification request, therefore applicant is required to provide additional 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

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)
Preparation
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It is very important to collect and submit the most comprehensive package documents to avoid unnecessary requests from the Immigration Service.
Limitations
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Unfortunately, the residence permit based on the family ties can not be applied for by parents, adult siblings and other relatives different from above mentioned.
Proof of ties
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You need to prove your tie with family member who has a valid residence permit in Finland in order to apply for a residence permit based on family ties For instance, you can provide marriage certificate.

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