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2012-07-20FIN-2012-L-94608
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (449/2012) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki (449/2012) ulkomaalaislain (301/2004) muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of the Interior, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 3 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2013-11-25)

Amends section 35, section 40 ss.1 p.5-7, section 53 ss.6, section 54 ss.5, section 6 ss.1, section 67 ss.1 p.2, section 73 ss.1 and ss.3 and section 79 ss.5 concerning requirements for travel document application, right to residence, length of the first temporary residence permit, granting of a permit, permit application, the Migration Board as authority granting residence permit, employer obligations, unlimited work with the support of other residence permit than residence permit for workers. Section 35 and section 60 ss.1 as amended by Act 631/2011, section 40 ss.1 p.6 and p.7, section 53 ss.6, section 54 and section 79 ss.5 as amended by Act 619/2006, section 67 ss.1 p.2 as amended by Act 973/2007.

Introduces to the Act a new section 52d concerning the granting of residence permits for third-country nationals who have resided and worked in the country illegally.

Date of entry into force: 2012-08-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2011-06-10 (FIN-2011-L-91198)
Act (631/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).

2007-11-09 (FIN-2007-L-79824)
Act (No. 973 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).

2006-07-21 (FIN-2006-L-74887)
Act No. 619 of 2006 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004)



2011-06-17FIN-2011-L-90578
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (746/2011) on the Reception of Persons Seeking International Protection.
(Laki (746/2011) kansainvälistä suojelua hakevan vastaanotosta. )
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of the Interior, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 15 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-08-03)

This Act deals with persons seeking political asylum in Finland. It contains 9 chapters and 64 sections respecting, inter alia:

Chapter 1: General provisions.
Chapter 2: Reception.
Chapter 3: Reception services.
Chapter 4: Help to victims of trafficking.
Chapter 5: Persons representing unaccompanied children.
Chapter 6: Records.
Chapter 7: Legal protection.
Chapter 8: Special provisions.
Chapter 9: Entry into force requirements.

Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01

Related text(s):
2007-04-13 (FIN-2007-L-79892)
Child Welfare Act (No. 417 of 2007).

2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).

1999 (FIN-1999-L-73914)
Personal Data Act (523/1999).

1997-12-30 (FIN-1997-L-49653)
Social Assistance Act (1412/1997).

1982-09-17 (FIN-1982-L-62977)
Social Welfare Act (710/1982).

1948-08-20 (FIN-1948-L-66765)
Employment Accident Insurance Act (608/1948).



2011-06-17FIN-2011-L-91245
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (749/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki (749/2011) ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta (301/2004).)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 2 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-10-03)

Amends section 97a (as amended by Act 432/2009), 105a (as amended by Act 973/2007) and 133 respecting interview during an application for political asylum, the right to information and the registration of migrants during mass immigration.

Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2011-06-10FIN-2011-L-91194
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (632/2011) amending the Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
(Laki (632/2011) ulkomaalaisrekisteristä annetun lain muuttamisesta (1270/1997).)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 2 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-28)

Section 7 amends ss. 1 (as amended by Act 459/2009), 9 ss. 1 (as amended by Act 305/2004) and 10 ss. 3 respecting data in the register, removal of data from the register and disclosure of data from the register.

Introduces a new section 3b respecting the use and comparison of fingerprint data in the register for applications.

Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners



2011-06-10FIN-2011-L-91198
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (631/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki (631/2011) ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta (301/2004).)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 5 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-28)

Amends section 3 p. 23, section 34, 35 and 60, section 61 ss. 1, section 62, section 131 ss. 1 and 2, section 185 ss. 1 respecting definitions, notes in the residence permit card, demands on the travel document application, application for a residence permit, temporary confiscation of travel documents, procedure for application for residence permit based on family ties, raising alerts and foreigner offense. Section 3 p. 23 as amended by Act 619/2006, section 34 and 60 as partially amended by Act 358/2007, section 35 as partially amended by Act 323/2009, section 62 as partially amended by Act 549/2010, section 131 ss. 1 and section 185 ss. 1 as amended by Act 323/2009.

Introduces to section 3 a new p. 24 and p. 25, to the act new sections 33a, 33b, 60d, 60e, 60f and 60g, to section 131 a new ss. 3 (whereas the present ss. 3 becomes a new ss. 4), to section 161 a new ss. 3, to section 161a a new ss. 3 respecting definitions, residence card, data security of the residence permit card, application for a residence permit, raising alerts, residence permit card. Section 3 as partially amended by Act 619/2006, 358/2007 and 323/2009, section 131 as partially amended by Act 323/2009, section 161 and 161a as amended by Act 360/2007.

Repeals section 69 ss. 5 and section 82.

Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2012-07-20 (FIN-2012-L-94608)
Act (449/2012) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2011-05-26FIN-2011-R-91191
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Council of State Ordinance (570/2011) on the initial mapping in connection with the promotion of integration of foreigners.
(Valtioneuvoston asetus (570/2011) kotoutumisen edistämiseen liittyvästä alkukartoituksesta,)
Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of the Interior, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 2 pp. (PDF of Ordinance in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-27)

Contains 3 sections providing for regulations respecting the initial mapping in connection with the promotion of integration of foreigners under section 9 ss. 2 of the Act on the Promotion of Integration of Immigrants (1386/2010).

Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01

Basic text(s):
2010-12-30 (FIN-2010-L-89217)
Act on the Promotion of Integration of Immigrants (1386/2010).



2011-05-20FIN-2011-L-91192
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (579/2011) amending the Nationality Act (359/2003).
(Laki (579/2011) kansalaisuuslain muuttamisesta Act (359/2003).)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of the Interior, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 6 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-27)

Amends section 2 p 10, 6, 13 ss. 1, 14-19 and 21, 22 p 1, 24 ss. 1, 29 and 30, 34 ss. 2, 35 ss. 2, 44 ss. 1, 45 ss. 1 and 50 ss. 2 (section 15 as partially amended by Act 327/2009) respecting definitions, investigated identity, general conditions for naturalization, starting date for period of residence, living period accepted as period of residence, interrupted continuous period of residence, proof of language skills, exceptions from conditions of period of residence and integrity requirements.

Introduces new sections 18a, 18b and 19a respecting exceptions from residence requirement when language skills requirements are met, exceptions from language skills requirements and determination of the waiting period.

Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01

Amended text(s):
2003 (FIN-2003-L-65676)
Nationality Act (359/2003).



2011-03-25FIN-2011-L-91013
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (266/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki (266/2011) ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 4 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-01)

Amends section 20-26, 32 (as partially amended by Act 360/2007) and section 191 ss. 2, section 3 p. 4, section 17, 27-31, and section 155a and section 191 ss. 1 p. 1 respecting regulations concerning the visa application procedure.

Introduces a new ss. 3 to section 18, whereas the present ss. 3 is becoming a new ss. 4, a new p. 6 to section 191 ss. 1 and new sections 191a and 204a respecting review and notifications in visa application procedures.

Date of entry into force: 2011-04-05

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2011-03-04FIN-2011-L-91007
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (195/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki (195/2011) ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 2 pp. (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-09-01)

Amends section 127 ss. 1, section 150, section 151 ss. 2, section 200 and section 201 ss. 1 (as amended by Act 973/2007) respecting release of detained persons, notification and withdrawal of prohibition to enter the country, police and border control authority, enforceability and enforcement of decisions on expulsion.

Introduces to the act a new section 147a respecting voluntary repatriation.

Date of entry into force: 2011-04-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2007-11-09 (FIN-2007-L-79824)
Act (No. 973 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).



2010-12-30FIN-2010-L-89217
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act on the Promotion of Integration of Immigrants (1386/2010).
(Laki kotoutumisen edistämisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, pp. 4601-4620 (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-02-02)

Contains 11 chapters and 90 sections respecting, inter alia:

Chapter 1: General provisions.
Chapter 2: Measures to promote the integration of immigrants.
Chapter 3: Promotion of integration at local level.
Chapter 4: National facilities for the promotion of integration.
Chapter 5: The designation to municipalities.
Chapter 6: Reimbursement of expenses.
Chapter 7: Representation of unaccompanied children.
Chapter 8: Provisions regarding data records.
Chapter 9: The test programme "Involved in Finland".
Chapter 10: Special provisions.
Chapter 11: Entry into force.

Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01.
Date of gradual entry into force: 2011-01-01. Chapter 9 and section 86.
Date of partial end of application: 2013-12-31. Chapter 9

Repealed text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Implementing text(s):
2011-05-26 (FIN-2011-R-91191)
Council of State Ordinance (570/2011) on the initial mapping in connection with the promotion of integration of foreigners.
Related text(s):
2012-12-28 (FIN-2012-R-94476)
Council of State Ordinance (1073/2012) on Public Employment and Corporate Services.

2010-12-30 (FIN-2010-L-89229)
Act (1389/2010) amending the Act on Rehabilitative Work (189/2001).

2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2010-06-11FIN-2010-L-89183
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (549/2010) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, pp. 1920-1923 (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-01-31)

Amends section 38, 39 (1), 62 (2), 81 (as partially amended by Act 516/2008) and 114 (4) respecting the conditions applicable to children, income requirement for the granting of residence permits, procedures for applying for residence permit because of family ties, work without residence permit and the granting of residence permits for family members to persons with international protection or temporary protection.

Introduces a new section 6a, a new section 6b, a new (3) to section 36 (as partially amended by Act 358/2007) and a new (3) to section 37 (as partially amended by Act 380/2006) respecting forensic studies, the general conditions for granting residence permits and family members.

Date of entry into force: 2010-08-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2010-01-29FIN-2010-L-89161
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (70/2010) amending the Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
(Laki ulkomaalaisrekisteristä annetun lain 7 ja 8 §:n muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, pp. 471-472 (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2012-01-26)

Amends section 7 ss. 2 (data registry) and section 8 ss. 1 p.9 (external data sources) as amended by Act 618/2007.

Date of entry into force: 2010-03-01

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners



2009-12-29FIN-2009-R-87916
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Council of State Ordinance (1784/2009) amending the Ordinance (511/1999) amending the regulations on the integration of immigrants and asylum seekers.
(Valtioneuvoston asetus maahanmuuttajien kotouttamisesta ja turvapaikanhakijoiden vastaanotosta annetun asetuksen muuttamisesta)
Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-09-28)

Amends section 9, 11 and 14 (1) respecting the delegation composition, the centres and refugee channels, appointment of posts and tasks, leave of absence. Section 9 as amended by Ordinance 280/2006 and Ordinance 1392/2007, Section 11 as amended by Ordinance 156/2002.

Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-22 (FIN-1999-R-53557)
Ordinance (No. 511 of 1999) to promote immigrants integration and admission of asylum seekers.
Related text(s):
2006-04-20 (FIN-2006-R-73804)
Council of State Ordinance (No. 280 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 511 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.

2002-02-21 (FIN-2002-R-61919)
Council of State Ordinance (No. 156 of 2002) to amend the Ordinance to promote immigrant integration and admission of asylum seekers (No. 511 of 1999).



2009-12-22FIN-2009-L-87743
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (1345/2009) amending the Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
(Laki maahanmuuttajien kotouttamisesta ja turvapaikanhakijoiden vastaanotosta annetun lain muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-09-06)

Amends section 6, section 6b (title) and section 6b (1), section 21, section 22a (3), section 25e (2) and section 35 (1) and (2) respecting the tasks of Ministry of Interior, Finnish Migration Board, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment and Regional State Administrative Agencies, agreements on arrangements for reception, insurance coverage, multi-professional assessment team and data controllers. Section 6, section 6b (1) and 22a (3) as amended by Act 972/2007, section 6b (title) as amended by Act 1215/2005, section 21 as amended by Act 118/2002 and section 25e (2) as amended by Act 1269/2006.

Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Related text(s):
2006-12-22 (FIN-2006-L-74988)
Act No. 1269 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.

2005-12-29 (FIN-2005-L-72993)
Act (No. 1215 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.



2009-12-22FIN-2009-L-87744
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (1419/2009) amending the Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
(Laki ulkomaalaisrekisteristä annetun lain 3 §:n muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-09-06)

Amends section 3 (3) (as amended by Act 977/2007) respecting data controllers.

Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners



2009-12-22FIN-2009-L-87756
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (1426/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki ulkomaalaislain 71 ja 84 §:n muuttamisesta)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-09-07)

Amends section 71 and section 84 (as partially amended by Act 619/2007 and Act 973/2007) respecting cooperation with labour organisations and authorisation for enterprises to grant a residence permit.

Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2007-11-09 (FIN-2007-L-79824)
Act (No. 973 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).

2007-05-25 (FIN-2007-L-79794)
Act (No. 619 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).



2009-12-22FIN-2009-L-87753
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (1420/2009) amending the Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
(Laki maahanmuuttajien kotouttamisesta ja turvapaikanhakijoiden vastaanotosta annetun lain muuttamisesta.)
Act online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF of Act in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-09-07)

Amends section 6 (1), section 6b (2) (3) and (4), section 6c, section 8, section 9 and section 35 (3) respecting preparedness for reception of persons arriving because of mass exodus, tasks of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, the Regional State Administrative Agencies and the Employment and Economic Development Office, reimbursement of costs related to refugees and data controllers. Section 6a (1) as amended by Act 972/2007, section 6b (2) and (3) as amended by Act 1215/2005, section 6b (4) as amended by Act 972/2007, section 6c and section 8 as amended by Act 1215/2005 and section 9 as amended by Act 362/2005.

Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Related text(s):
2007-11-09 (FIN-2007-L-79823)
Act (No. 972 of 2007) amending the Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.

2005-12-29 (FIN-2005-L-72993)
Act (No. 1215 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.

2005-05-27 (FIN-2005-L-70808)
Act (No. 362 of 2005) to amend Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seakers.



2009-06-26FIN-2009-L-87562
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (459/2009) amending the Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
(Laki ulkomaalaisrekisteristä annetun lain muuttamisesta.)
Acts online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-08-16)

Amends section 4b (as amended by Act 674/2006) and section 7 (1) (as amended by Act 618/2007) respecting the protection of identity information and data records.

Introduces a new section 3 and to section 10 (as partially amended by Acts 305/2004, 620/2006 and 618/2007) a new (3) respecting the use of fingerprint data and the disclosure of information from the registry.

Date of entry into force: 2009-06-29

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners
Related text(s):
2006-07-21 (FIN-2006-L-74896)
Act No. 674 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 1270 of 1997) respecting registration of foreigners.



2009-06-12FIN-2009-L-87556
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (432/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.)
Acts online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-08-16)

Amends section 98 (2) and section 201 (2) respecting determination of the application for international protection and enforcement of decisions on expulsion.

Introduces new sections 95a-95c, 97a, 97b and 198a respecting information to the applicants for international protection, withdrawal of an application for international protection, maturity of the application for international protection, asylum interview, obtaining information on individual cases involving international protection, maturing in the administrative court of a matter of international protection.

Repeals section 97 (4).

Date of entry into force: 2009-07-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).



2009-05-08FIN-2009-L-87540
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (327/2009) amending the Nationality Act (359/2003).
(Laki kansalaisuuslain 15 ja 20 §:n muuttamisesta.)
Acts online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-08-16)

Amends section 15 (1) p. 3 (start of housing period) and section 20 (exemption for persons receiving international protection and involuntarily stateless persons).

Date of entry into force: 2009-06-01

Amended text(s):
2003 (FIN-2003-L-65676)
Nationality Act (359/2003).



2009-05-08FIN-2009-L-87539
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (324/2009) amending the Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
(Laki maahanmuuttajien kotouttamisesta ja turvapaikanhakijoiden vastaanotosta annetun lain 3 a §:n muuttamisesta.)
Acts online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-08-16)

Amends section 3 (1) p. 1 (as amended by Act 649/2004) respecting the scope of the definition of refugee in the application of the Act 493/2009.

Amended text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Related text(s):
2004-07-09 (FIN-2004-L-68198)
Act (No. 649 of 2004) to amend the Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.



2009-05-08FIN-2009-L-87538
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.)
Acts online in Finnish and Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF in Finnish) (consulted on 2011-08-16)

Amends section 3 p. 13, section 27, section 30, section 35 (1), section 56 (4), section 80 (1) p. 6 and (2), section 88, section 89 and section 106-108, section 113 (1), section 114 (1) and (3), section 115 (1), section 116 (1), section 131 (1), section 134 (2), section 175 (3), section 182 (1) , section 185 (1) and section 193. Amendments are covering, inter alia, definitions, extension of Schengen visa, permission for the granting and renewal of visas, the length of the first temporary residence permit, permanent residence permit, limited work with other residence permit than residence permit for workers, alternative protection, issuing residence permits when applying the exclusion clauses, refugee status and the status of subsidiary protection, grant of continuous residence permits, residence permits for family members of a person enjoying international protection or temporary protection, the granting of residence permits for other relatives of a person enjoying international protection or temporary protection, jurisdiction of Migration Boards in relation to international protection, collecting descriptions, granting alien passport, repatriation, liberation from penalty fee for the carrier, alien offence, appeals to the Helsinki Administrative Court. Section 35 (a) as amended by Act 619/2006, section 56 (4) and section 114 (a) as amended by Act 380/2006, Section 116 (a) as amended by Act 973/2007, section 182 (1) as amended by Act 653/2004, Section 185 (a) as amended by Act 360/2007 and section 193 as partially amended by Act 973/2007.

Introduces a new p. 12a to section 3 (definitions), a new (7) to section 53 (residence permits related to the travel document), a new (4) to section 87 (asylum) and to the Act new sections 87a, 87b and 88a -88 e (circumstances regarded as persecution, reasons for persecution, humanitarian protection, need for protection after departure, actors responsible for persecution or serious harm, actors responsible for protection, possibility to escape within the country). Section 35 (a) as partially amended by Act 619/2006 and Act 358/2007, section 53 as partially amended by Act 619/2006.

Date of entry into force: 2009-06-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2007-11-09 (FIN-2007-L-79824)
Act (No. 973 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).

2007-03-23 (FIN-2007-L-75828)
Act No. 358 of 2007 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).

2007-03-23 (FIN-2007-L-75829)
Act No. 360 of 2007 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).

2006-07-21 (FIN-2006-L-74887)
Act No. 619 of 2006 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004)

2006-05-19 (FIN-2006-L-73811)
Act (No. 380 of 2006) to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).



2008-08-08FIN-2008-L-87223
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (516/2008) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).
(Laki ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.)
Suomen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-08-13, Vol. 84, No. 516-520, pp. 1481-1484
Act online in Finnish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp.1481-1484 (PDF) (consulted on 2011-07-15)
Act online in Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp. 1481-1484 (PDF) (consulted on 2011-07-15)

Amends section 47(1) (granting of continuous residence permit for persons abroad), 49(1) (granting of the first temporary residence permit for aliens entering the country without residence permit), 67(2) (the Migration Board as residence permit authority), 68(2) (the local police as residence permit authority), 81(1) (work without residence permit) and 190 (appeals). Section 67(2) and 190 as amended by the Act 973/2007, 68(2) as amended by the Act 358/2007 and 81(1) as partially amended by the Act 1279/2007.

Introduces new sections 47a-47f (research institutes and hosting agreements) and 58a (revocation of residence permits based on the research directive).
Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2008-07-18FIN-2008-L-87268
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (493/2008) on the entry into force of the provisions pertaining to the field of legislation of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961).
(Laki kansalaisuudettomuuden vähentämisestä tehdyn yleissopimuksen lainsäädännön alaan kuuluvien määräysten voimaansaattamisesta.)
Suomen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-07-23, Vol. 80, No. 493, p. 1414
Act online in Finnish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, p. 1414 (PDF) (consulted on 2011-07-17)
Act online in Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, p. 1414 (PDF) (consulted on 2011-07-17)

The provisions pertaining to the area of ​​the legislation of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (New York August 30, 1961) applies as law such as Finland has committed to them.

Date of entry into force: 2008-11-05




2008-02-28FIN-2008-R-85157
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Government Ordinance (125/2008) on the entry into force of the Act (1279/2007) amending section 81 of the Aliens Act (No. 301 of 2004).
(Valtioneuvoston asetus ulkomaalaislain 81 §:n muuttamisesta annetun lain voimaantulosta)
Soumen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-02-29, No. 117-129, p. 327
Ordinance online in Swedish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, 1 p. (PDF) (consulted on 2011-03-28)
Ordinance online in Finnish, FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland (PDF) (consulted on 2011-03-28)

Specifies the date of entry into force of Act (1279/2007) amending section 81, ss.1 p. 3 respecting the right to work without residence permit of the Aliens Act (No. 301 of 2004) is the 1st of March 2008.
Date of entry into force: 2008-03-01

Basic text(s):
2007-12-21 (FIN-2007-L-79874)
Act (No. 1279 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Related text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-12-21FIN-2007-L-79874
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 1279 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-12-28, No. 1277-1284, pp. 5028, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends section 81, ss.1 p. 3 respecting the right to work without residence permit.
Date of entry into force: 2008-03-01. Government Decree (125/2008) on the entry into force of the Act (1279/2007)

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Implementing text(s):
2008-02-28 (FIN-2008-R-85157)
Government Ordinance (125/2008) on the entry into force of the Act (1279/2007) amending section 81 of the Aliens Act (No. 301 of 2004).



2007-11-09FIN-2007-L-79826
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 974 of 2007) amending the Nationality Act (No. 359 of 2003).
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-11-14, No. 970-991, pp. 4192-4194, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends sections 3, 25 (3), 36 (1), 37 (2), 39, 40 (1) and (2), 41, 42, 44 (3) and (4), 46 (3), 47 and 48 as well as 55 (2) and 3. The amendments concern, inter alia, the obligation to give information, documentation to be submitted to the Migration Board, communication of information between relevant authorities, appeal of the decisions of the Migration Board and the Administrative Court, the right to obtain information from registers and decisions on neutralisation.

Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01

Amended text(s):
2003 (FIN-2003-L-65676)
Nationality Act (359/2003).



2007-11-09FIN-2007-L-79823
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 972 of 2007) amending the Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-11-14, No. 970-991, pp. 4181-4183, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends sections 6, 6 a (1), 6 b (1) and (4), 16 a (3), 19 d (1), 38 (1) and 42 (1), respecting, inter alia, competent authorities and their tasks, reception and accommodation of asylum seekers, unemployment benefit and registers for inhabitants and for refugees.
Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Related text(s):
2009-12-22 (FIN-2009-L-87753)
Act (1420/2009) amending the Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).



2007-11-09FIN-2007-L-79827
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 978 of 2007) amending the Act (No. 1270 of 1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-11-14, No. 970-991, pp. 4198, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends section 3(1) and (3) concerning the responsibility of the Migration Board to uphold the register.
Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners



2007-11-09FIN-2007-L-79828
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 975 of 2007) amending the Act (No. 156 of 1995) respecting the Migration Board.
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-11-14, No. 970-991, pp. 4195, ISSN: 0787-3182
Act on-line in Finnish, Ministry of Justice, www.finlex.fi, Finland (consulted on 2008-12-19)

Amends the heading of the old Act (No. 156 of 1995) respecting the Migration Board and sections 1-3 concerning the position and tasks of the Board, as well as the appeal of its decisions.
Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01




2007-11-09FIN-2007-L-79824
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 973 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-11-14, No. 970-991, pp. 4184-4191, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends sections 31 (3), 63, 64 (2), 65 (1) and (3), 66 (1) and (4), 67, 83 (2), 84 (2), 85 (3), 91, 93 (2), 96 (3), 97 (2) and (3), 101 (3), 102 (1), 105 and 105 a, 105 b (1), 111 (2), 116, 117 (3), 130 (2), 132 (1), 137, 139 (1) and (2), 141 (1) and 3, 151 (1) and (3), 171 (3), 190, 193 (1), 195, 197 (2), 201 (1), 210, 211 and 212 (1). The amendments concern, inter alia, the revocation of visas, residence permits on the grounds of family links, DNA analyses, competence to grant residence permits, the application for asylum, international protection and appeal to the Migration Board.

Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2012-07-20 (FIN-2012-L-94608)
Act (449/2012) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).

2011-03-04 (FIN-2011-L-91007)
Act (195/2011) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).

2009-12-22 (FIN-2009-L-87756)
Act (1426/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).

2009-05-08 (FIN-2009-L-87538)
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-05-25FIN-2007-L-79794
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 619 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-05-31, No. 618-625, pp. 3062, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends sections 83, ss. 2 and 3 and 84, ss. 2 and 3. Introduces a new section 10(a) respecting applications submitted electronically.
Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2009-12-22 (FIN-2009-L-87756)
Act (1426/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-04-13FIN-2007-L-79770
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 486 of 2007) amending the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2007-04-25, No. 485-493, pp. 1503, ISSN: 0787-3182

Amends section 46 respecting residence permits for the purposes of studying in Finland.
Date of entry into force: 2007-09-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-03-23FIN-2007-L-75829
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 360 of 2007 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands Författningssamling, 2007, No. 360, 14 p., ISSN: P60231

Amends and inserts several sections concerning residence permits, including a new section 156a providing the possibility of restrictions to residence due to epidemic diseases threatening the national health.

Date of entry into force: 2007-04-30

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2009-05-08 (FIN-2009-L-87538)
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-03-23FIN-2007-L-75828
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 358 of 2007 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands Författningssamling, 2007, No. 358, 6 p., ISSN: P60231

Amends several sections and inserts new points 2a and 5a to section 3 concerning residence permits (application for, different types, validity, etc.).

Date of entry into force: 2007-05-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2009-05-08 (FIN-2009-L-87538)
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-03-16FIN-2007-L-75812
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 283 of 2007 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands Författningssamling, 2007, No. 283, 2 p., ISSN: P60231

Inserts a new section 152a in Chapter 9 (extraditions).

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2007-02-08FIN-2007-R-75807
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Ordinance No. 156 of 2007 respecting the delegation for foreigners employment and residence permits.
Finlands Författningssamling, 2007-02-14, No. 156, p. 551, ISSN: P60321

Issued by the Concil of State under section 211 of the Aliens' Act. The Delegation consists of a maximum of 20 members, representing different Ministries. The Chairperson shall for each meeting call upon representatives from the organizations of workers, employers and enterprises for their participation.

Date of entry into force: 2007-02-15

Basic text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-12-22FIN-2006-L-74988
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 1269 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 493 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-12-27, No. 1269

Amends and inserts several sections (scope, definitions, application, etc.).
Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-09 (FIN-1999-L-53556)
Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).
Related text(s):
2009-12-22 (FIN-2009-L-87743)
Act (1345/2009) amending the Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (493/1999).



2006-12-08FIN-2006-L-74981
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 1159 of 2006 to amend section 8 of Act (No. 1270 of 1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-12-11, No. 1159

Inserts new paragraph 4 to section 8 (data sources).
Date of entry into force: 2007-02-01

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners



2006-12-08FIN-2006-L-74962
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 1158 of 2006 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-12-10, No. 1158

Inserts new sections 105a and 105b respecting asylum seekers (right to obtain information).
Date of entry into force: 2007-02-02

Basic text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-07-21FIN-2006-L-74887
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 619 of 2006 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004)
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-07-27, No. 619, pp. 1869-1871

Amends and inserts several sections concerning trafficking.
Date of entry into force: 2006-07-31

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2012-07-20 (FIN-2012-L-94608)
Act (449/2012) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).

2009-05-08 (FIN-2009-L-87538)
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-07-21FIN-2006-L-74889
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 620 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 1270 of 1997) respecting registration of foreigners
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-07-27, No. 620, p. 1872

Amends sections 5 (scope of application) and 10 (transmission of information).
Date of entry into force: 2006-07-31

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners
Related text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-07-21FIN-2006-L-74895
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 673 of 2006 to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004)
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-08-03, No. 673, pp. 2092-2093

Amends and inserts several sections concerning issuance of travel documents for foreigners.
Date of entry into force: 2006-08-21

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2009-06-26 (FIN-2009-L-87559)
Act (458/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-07-21FIN-2006-L-74896
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act No. 674 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 1270 of 1997) respecting registration of foreigners.
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-08-03, No. 674, pp. 2094-2095

Amends sections 3 and 7 and inserts section 4b.
Date of entry into force: 2006-07-21

Amended text(s):
1997-12-19 (FIN-1997-L-74909)
Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners
Related text(s):
2009-06-26 (FIN-2009-L-87562)
Act (459/2009) amending the Act (1270/1997) respecting registration of foreigners.

2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-06-02FIN-2006-L-74179
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 418 of 2006) respecting registration of information about work performed by citizens in certain member states of the European Union.
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-06-02, No. 418, pp. 1269-1270

Contains 6 sections regulating the registration of information about work performed by citizens of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.
Date of entry into force: 2006-06-05.
Date of end of application: 2009-04-30




2006-06-02FIN-2006-L-74182
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 420 of 2006) to amend s. 85 of the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-06-02, No. 420, p. 1272

Amends s. 85 respecting the competence of the labour force office.
Date of entry into force: 2006-06-05

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-05-19FIN-2006-L-73811
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 380 of 2006) to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-05-26, No. 380, pp. 1111-1113

Amends ss. 36(1) (conditions for granting of residence permit), 37(1) (family member), 55(3) (continued validity of permit), 56 (granting of permanent residence permit), 79(2) (right to work), 114(1) (family members of refugees) and 146(1) (global assessment); adds new ss. 66a and 69a (examination and decision of applications based on family relations).
Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).
Related text(s):
2009-05-08 (FIN-2009-L-87538)
Act (323/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-04-20FIN-2006-R-73804
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Council of State Ordinance (No. 280 of 2006) to amend Ordinance (No. 511 of 1999) to promote immigrants' integration and admission of asylum seekers.
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-04-26, No. 280, pp. 884-886

Repeals s. 6; amends ss. 1 to 3 (labour market policy measures) and ch. 3 (delegation for integration and reception of asylum seekers).
Date of entry into force: 2006-05-01

Amended text(s):
1999-04-22 (FIN-1999-R-53557)
Ordinance (No. 511 of 1999) to promote immigrants integration and admission of asylum seekers.
Related text(s):
2009-12-29 (FIN-2009-R-87916)
Council of State Ordinance (1784/2009) amending the Ordinance (511/1999) amending the regulations on the integration of immigrants and asylum seekers.



2006-01-20FIN-2006-L-73023
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 49 of 2006) to amend s. 86 of the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-01-26, No. 49, p. 212

Amends s. 86 respecting the labour protection authority.
Date of entry into force: 2006-02-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



2006-01-20FIN-2006-L-73019
Finland
Migrant workers
 
Act (No. 34 of 2006) to amend the Aliens' Act (No. 301 of 2004).
Finlands författningssamling, 2006-01-25, No. 34, pp. 169-172

Amends ss. 54 and 55 (temporary residence permit), 68(1), 79 (unlimited right to work), 80(1) (limited right to work), 157(3) and 169 (Nordic citizens), 171(2) (competent authorities) and 190 (appeal); adds a new s. 81a (right of foreigner with Finnish degree to work).
Date of entry into force: 2006-02-01

Amended text(s):
2004-04-30 (FIN-2004-L-67507)
Aliens' Act (301/2004).



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