Finnish Passport Advantages

Visa free entry to 187 countries

In the world Passport of Finland considered as one of the best passports.

On the authority of the Passport Index, Finnish passport provides visa free entering to 187 countries around the globe. Moreover, Finnish citizens are also have an access to the nations of the EU for work and study.

Finland accepts multiple citizenship

Citizen of Finland can be a citizen of another country, even if you have more than one citizenship, government will consider to be a Finnish citizen both in Finland and abroad.

Citizenship after 5 years

Finland is the only European country where you can become citizen after 4 years. In other EU countries becoming citizen usually takes at least 5-10 years

Other benefits benefits you get as a citizen of Finland

  • Excellent world-class healthcare

  • Free education

  • National pension

  • Child allowance

  • Basic unemployment benefits

  • Sickness and parental allowances

  • Income support and rehabilitation

Finnish passport requirements

You have lived 4 years in Finland

To get Finnish citizenship there is need to live sufficiently enough in Finland. Required period of living depends on your Residence permit status. For instance, after 4 years since the moment you get residence permit status A (self-employment or employment basis).

You have not committed crime

Finns taking public order very seriously, for this reason Finland considered as one of the safest countries in the world. Offences for which foreigner have been punished by petty fines do not absolutely prevent you from becoming a Finnish citizen.

You have means of support to live in Finland

Finns taking public order very seriously, for this reason Finland considered as one of the safest countries in the world. Offences for which foreigner have been punished by petty fines do not absolutely prevent you from becoming a Finnish citizen.

You have language skills in Finnish or Swedish

You may heard probably that Finnish is known as very hard language. Nonetheless knowledge of the language has nothing to do with language test. Finnish language exam is called YKI, it is divided into 4 parts: Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading. To pass exam you don’t even need to pass all 4 parts, instead you need only to pass only Reading and Speaking parts, that is enough for obtaining citizenship. Moreover, if you don’t want to study Finnish, you can study Swedish instead.