Only seek confirmation of the authorisation when the granter is no longer able to manage the matters that the authorisation concerns.
You must obtain a medical certificate stating that your granter is no longer able to handle their affairs. Be prepared to show the power of attorney to the physician so that they can ensure that you, as the attorney, have the right to obtain a medical certificate on the granter.
In addition, you must complete the application to confirm a continuing power of attorney (in Finnish).
Mail the following documents to the following address Digital and Population Data Services Agency / Guardianship Services, PO Box 1004, FI-00531 Helsinki or bring them to one of our service points:
You do not have to request a statement from the granter or their spouse, but submitting them with the other documents speeds up the processing of your case. We will request any missing statements from the individuals themselves in the course of the proceedings.
You can only apply for the confirmation of the authorisation if the primary attorney does not accept the position or steps down from it. Follow the instructions above.
You can apply to confirm the authorisation if the attorney is temporarily prevented from performing their duties and the reason for the obstacle is already known. First, make sure that you are not disqualified from performing the task. Follow the instructions above, but note that in principle you do not need to submit a medical certificate.
More frequently asked questions on confirming an authorisation.