Currently there are major hurdles that applicants must overcome to even start the family reunification application process.
If someone in Finland applies for family reunification for a relative in Syria, for example, the person in Syria has to travel to the Finnish embassy in Turkey in order to get the process started.
On Monday however, Interior Minister Paula Risikko told Yle's A-Studio programme that the Immigration System would soon start using an online application form in order to get applicants into the system more easily. Risikko said that the system could be operational in the next few weeks.
Once the application process has started the applicant will still have to travel to the nearest embassy in order to identify themselves to Finnish officials.
Salmio: Not adequate solution
Timo Salmio, who works at the family reunification division of the Finnish Red Cross, said that a web-based system is not a solution to the underlying difficulties.
"Plans to start the [family reunification] process with online applications will probably not help as much as hoped," Salmio said.
He said that even after an electronic system is in place, applicants from Syria will still be required to get a visa and travel to Turkey in order to identify themselves to Finnish officials.
"It would be best if refugees would be able to apply at the closest local [Finnish] consulate, instead of having to make the long journey to Turkey," Salmio said.