Civil status certificate

You can use a civil status certificate to prove your marital status. This certificate shows whether you are married, in a registered partnership, unmarried, divorced or widowed.

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The following information is included in the certificate when you order a standard certificate via the self-service. A standard certificate means that the certificate always contains the same information and the selected optional information: 

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Municipality of residence 

If you need other information, order the certificate by email, phone or a form.

Please first check with the foreign authority if you need a certificate pursuant to Finnish legislation to get married abroad. Further information on the certificate: Examination of impediments to marriage.
 

How to order certificates

You can order a civil status certificate of yourself. Certificates ordered and delivered through the self-service are cheaper, and you receive certificates quickly. Prices can be found at the bottom of the page.

Self-service

You can order a certificate through the self-service if you live in Finland permanently. You need online banking codes or a mobile certificate for the order. You pay the certificate by making an online payment. Please note that you can only order an extract from the self-service for yourself or your dependants.

Ordering a certificate for use in Finland through the self-service is cheaper and is immediately available online. You can download the certificate in PDF format right after paying or the certificate will be sent to you in Suomi.fi Messages. To have the certificate sent to you, you will need to have enabled Suomi.fi Messages. Due to privacy reasons, the certificate will not be sent directly to your email.

If the certificate is required by a foreign authority, the certificate will be sent to you by mail. Your order will be processed within 2-5 business days, after which the postal service will deliver the certificate.

If you live abroad permanently, you cannot order certificates as a self-service. 

 

Check your data! 

You can check your personal data in the Population Information System from the Personal Data service. You can find your current personal data, name history information and property and building ownership information on the service. You can also check your residential history data saved in the Population Information System.

Personal Data service

If your personal data contains mistakes, you can correct your own given name, occupation, email address, native language and communication language. In other cases, please contact our customer service by phone at 0295 536 220 or visit a service location

Processing times 

  • You can get an online certificate for use in Finland immediately through the self-service.
  • Ordered through the self-service for use abroad, the processing time for certificates sent by mail is 1 week + mail delivery time.
  • The processing time for orders sent via e-mail and Lomake.fi form, 1 week.

 

Price 

Self service 
You pay for the certificates when placing your order. 

•    Electronic certificate from the self-service, €10/document
•    Certificate from the self-service by post, €14/document
•    Certificate and multilingual EU standard form by post, €24/person
•    Certificate and Apostille by post from the self-service, €44/person

Lomake.fi, e-mail, phone and visiting at the service location 
We send the invoice separately. If you visit one of our service locations, you pay at the service location. 

•    Extract/certificate €18/document
•    Report on family relationships €30/document and from the digitalized civil / population registers €60/document
•    Manually prepared extract/certificate €60/document
•    Multilingual EU standard form attached to the extract/certificate (translation assistance form) €10/document
•    Apostille €30/document

Contact us

Telephone service

Telephone number +358 295 536 230

From Monday to Friday kello 9–12

Email

Use secure email, if your message contains personal or otherwise confidential information. Choose this address as the recipient: [email protected]

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Service locations

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