Finland | Ukrainians Permitted to Apply for a Home Municipality After 1 Year

Ukrainian foreign nationals who are in Finland due to the war in Ukraine can apply for a home municipality after staying in Finland for one year. According to the Finnish Interior Ministry, approximately 45,000 refugees who arrived in Finland from Ukraine last year can now apply, and from March/April, another 13,000 people will be eligible.

Ukrainians granted domicile rights have the same rights, services, and obligations as those who permanently live in Finland.

The Finnish government previously announced that it would automatically extend residence permits with temporary protection until March 4, 2024.

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