Finnish Immigration Service’s report on operations for 2023 has been published


The operating environment of the Finnish Immigration Service saw many changes in 2023. The economic downturn contributed to the reduced volumes of work-related immigration in the latter half of 2023, whereas the number of international students continued its marked increase.

Russia’s hybrid influence activities contributed to changes in Finland’s security policy. The international uncertainty was reflected in the activities of the Finnish Immigration Service. Due to the situation at Finland’s eastern border, the number of asylum seekers increased significantly within a short time period in the final quarter of the year. However, the increased number of asylum seekers in Europe was not reflected in the number of asylum seekers coming to Finland.

For further details, see the report on operations and the financial statements of the Finnish Immigration Service on the page Operations and finances. On the same page, you will find the performance plan, the performance agreement and the operational and financial plan of the Finnish Immigration Service.

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