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Quota refugees arrive through the resettlement process

Some refugees need resettlement because they have left their region of residence or their home country for another country or region where they are unable to stay.

Finland hosts people whom the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has defined as refugees and proposed to be resettled in Finland. Only a small proportion of refugees are resettled in another country like this.

Parliament decides on the size of the refugee quota

In Finland, Parliament decides on the size of the annual refugee quota in connection with the Budget. The Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will submit a proposal to the Government on the nationalities that will be selected under the quota and on the regions quota refugees will come from. The quota will also define priorities, such as the priority given to vulnerable groups. Finland's 2023 refugee quota is 1,050 persons.

More information:

Reception of quota refugees: Experiences gained from organising integration (in Finnish)
Information on quota refugees on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service
Information on the reception of asylum seekers and refugees on the website of the Finnish Red Cross