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Finland: Information on circumstances in which a residence permit can be revoked

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1993
Citation / Document Symbol FIN14166
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Finland: Information on circumstances in which a residence permit can be revoked, 1 June 1993, FIN14166, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac529b.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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According to a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ottawa, a residence permit can be revoked if a foreigner deliberately misled the authorities about his/her identity or gave false information which affected his/her claim (10 June 1993). For further information on the revocation of a residence permit, please refer to the attached excerpt on residence from the Aliens' Act, which was passed in Helsinki on 22 February 1991.

According to Article 22 of the Aliens' Act:

A residence permit ceases to be valid if the alien to whom it was issued:

1) is deported from Finland;

2) announces his permanent departure from Finland; or

3) has continuously resided outside Finland for two years.

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

References

Finland. Aliens' Act. 22 February 1991.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ottawa. 10 June 1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.

Attachment

Finland. Aliens' Act. 22 February 1991, pp. 128-131.

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