Circular Note, 19 January 2023: Amendments to the Finnish Aliens Act
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland present their compliments to the Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts accredited to Helsinki and have the honour to inform the Missions of the following.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have the pleasure to communicate that on 20 December 2022 the President of the Republic of Finland approved amendments to the Aliens Act (301/2004). The approved Government proposal also includes an amendment of Section 69 which enables the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland to issue a temporary residence permit to children of members of mission, under the age of 20, arriving and staying in Finland, until they reach the age of 20. This is in line with the international practice. To date, after turning 18, young people from diplomatic families have had to apply to the Finnish Immigration Service for extension of their residence permit. This amendment to the Aliens Act entered into force on 22 December 2022.
Additional information is available at the Press Release issued by the relevant Ministries (link below).
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs avail themselves of this opportunity to renew to the Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts accredited to Helsinki the assurance of their highest consideration.
Helsinki, 19 January 2023
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