Required attachments to the application for a passport or an identity card

  • An old passport or an identity card issued by the Police for identification.
  • 1 black-and-white or colour photo, taken within the past 6 months.
  • Men aged 18 to 30: passport for a person liable for military service; civilian serviceman certificate or certificate of call-up. If these are not available, the authority issuing the passport or the identity card verifies the national defence liability from the relevant authorities. If the applicant has not performed military or civilian service, the passport is issued for no longer than until the end of the year when the applicant turns 28.
  • Persons with a permanent residence abroad may be required to present a separate certificate of nationality.

Learn about passport photo requirements on the website of the Police.

Applying for a Finnish passport in the United States

 

Instructions on how to apply for a Finnish Passport

 

Proof of Finnish citizenship in the United States

Citizenship

Finnish Population Register: check with your local registry whether your citizenship information is correct

Bring with you

Finnish citizen

Finnish citizenship is listed

U.S. visa, U.S. permanent residence permit, other U.S. status (e.g. ESTA)

Finnish-American citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed and U.S. citizenship is registered

No need for further clarifications

Finnish-American citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed, U.S. citizenship is acquired after June 1, 2003, but is not registered in the Finnish Population Register

U.S. Citizenship Document certified with Apostille OR the original U.S. Citizenship Document and the U.S. Passport

Finnish-American citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed, U.S. citizenship is obtained at birth, but is not registered in the Finnish Population Register

The U.S. Birth Certificate certified with Apostille  OR the U.S. Birth Certificate and the U.S. Passport

Finnish-American citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is obtained by the notification method after June 1, 2003, through the decision of the Finnish Immigration Office (MIGRI)

No need for further clarifications

 

Sending / collecting a passport or an ID card

Collecting a passport or an ID card: You or the person authorized by you can collect the passport or the ID card from the mission office where you had filed your application. You can also ask that your document be delivered at another foreign mission.

Sending a passport or an ID card: Please bring with you a secure pre-paid envelope if you want your passport / ID card to be mailed to your U.S. address. We advise you to keep the tracking code, as the mission does not take responsibility for the mailing nor does it keep a copy of the shipment or tracking codes. Mark your own contact information in both the recipient and the sender fields on the mailing envelope. The delivery time of an ID card may be longer than that of a passport due to the large number of orders.