|Which ministry has overall responsibility?||Ministry of the Interior|
|The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for matters of internal security and immigration.|
|Are there other ministries involved?||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for matters related to foreign policy.|
Applications for visas and residence permits are made at the diplomatic missions located in the countries of origin.
|Ministry of Employment and the Economy|
|The Ministry of Employment and the Economy is in charge of matters related to employment, unemployment, working conditions, collective agreements, and labour disputes.|
|What are the implementing agencies?||Finnish Immigration Service|
|The Finnish Immigration Service is responsible for managing immigration. Specifically, it grants residence permits, decides on refusal of entry and deportation, and establishes the Registry of Foreigners.|
|The Finnish Border Guard|
|The Border Guard is responsible for control of land and water borders, passport controls, and the control of points of entry at borders, ports, and airports.|
|Employment and Economic Development Office|
The Employment and Economic Development Office offers information regarding employment vacancies, procedures for finding employment, education, and entrepreneurship.
|Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment|
Are there general immigration policy papers?
The Government Programme 29th of May 2015
Migration policy - Ministry of the Interior
Government Resolution on the Future of Migration 2020 Strategy
Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?
Finnish Immigration Service - statistics
Finnish Immigration Service - annual reports
European Migration Network Finnish National Contact Point – annual policy reports and thematic studies all reports and studies available as either bilingual (FI/EN) or in English.
What is the key legislation?
Non-Discrimination Act (1325/2014) (only in Finnish)
Constitution of Finland 731/1999 of 1999, amendments up to 1112/2011 included
Aliens Act 301/2004, amendments up to 1152/2010 included
Act on the reception of seekers of international protection 746/2011 (no translation available)
Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration 1386/2010
Administrative Procedure Act 434/2003
Administrative Judicial Procedure Act 586/1999; amendments up to 435/2003 included
|What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?||National Statistics Institute (Statistics Finland)|