How to apply for asylum in Finland

Please note that you must be in the territory of Finland, or at a port of entry (an airport, land border crossing check point or seaport) in order to apply for asylum in Finland.

If you are afraid to return to your home country or the country where you lived previously because of violence, persecution, war or you are in danger of suffering serious harm in that country, you can apply for protection in Finland. The first step to receive international protection is to apply for asylum.

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