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Finland: Information on whether marriage to a Finnish national confers Finnish nationality on a non-Finnish spouse

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1993
Citation / Document Symbol FIN14167
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Finland: Information on whether marriage to a Finnish national confers Finnish nationality on a non-Finnish spouse, 1 June 1993, FIN14167, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab3117.html [accessed 24 April 2014]
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According to a representative of the Embassy of Finland in Ottawa, marriage to a Finnish national does not automatically confer Finnish nationality (10 June 1993). For further information on the acquisition of Finnish nationality please refer to the attached copy of the Finnish Nationality Act, which was first passed on 28 June 1968 and amended on 10 August 1984. According to the representative of the Embassy of Finland in Ottawa, this act is currently in effect (Ibid.).

Additional and/or corroborating information on the requested subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB.

Reference

Embassy of Finland, Ottawa. 10 June 1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.

Attachments

Finland. The Finnish Nationality Act. 1984.

Finland. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. August 1991. Finnish Features. Helsinki: The Finnish Government Printing Centre.

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