Registration, personal identity code & change of address
Digital and Population Data Services Agency (former Local Register Office / Maistraatti) enters data into the Finnish Population Information System and can issue a Finnish personal identity code (if you have not received it earlier i.e. when you have applied for a residence permit or registration as an EU citizen).
You need a personal identity code in order to open a bank account or to obtain a telephone subscription, for example. The Local Register Office also decides whether a Finnish municipality of residence (kotikunta) can be entered for you. If you have a municipality of residence in Finland, in most cases you are entitled to use the services provided by the municipality.
Please bring along the following documents when you visit:
- a passport or a valid photo ID
- an employment contract (if your stay is work-related)
- a residence permit (if you need a residence permit for Finland)*
- a certificate of registration of an EU citizen’s right to reside (if you are an EU citizen)*
If you have accompanying family members, please also bring:
- a marriage certificate (if you are married)
- children’s birth certificates (if you have children who are under 18)
All official documents must be notarised originals or translations by authorised translators.
* required in order to get a Finnish municipality of residence.
For further guidance, please visit the DVV website
Fast track service for specialists and growth entrepreneurs
In the case that you have been granted a residence permit through the Finnish Immigration Service’s fast track service as a specialist, growth entrepreneur, EU Blue Card senior specialist, specialist based on internal company transfer, or as a family member of any of the above, you may book an appointment to register your personal data by using the fast track service for specialists and growth entrepreneurs.
Please read more https://dvv.fi/en/fasttrack
The Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Local Register Office) recommends customers make an appointment before visiting IHH.
Read more from dvv.fi this link leads to external webpage