Death abroad 

If a close family member of yours dies abroad, please notify us following the instructions on this page. We will record the information in the Population Information System and send you an extract. 

Finnish citizens living in Sweden  

The Swedish authorities automatically send information about the death of a Finnish citizen to Finland. If the person has been a citizen of both Finland and Sweden, Sweden considers them to be a Swedish citizen only and will not forward information about the death. A family member must therefore submit the notification for a person with dual citizenship. 

Do the following 

1. Fill in the form below.        

Notification of death abroad 

2. Check if the original certificate or extract from the population register must be legalised and/or translated.     

  • You must present the certificate either as an original or as a certified copy
    • If your document must be legalised, a copy of it must be requested of the legalised document. The copy is then also legalised.
    • A certified copy can be issued either by a notary public or by the same authority that issued the original document

 

3. Deliver the documents as follows:
A) Through the Finnish mission 

  • If you are a Finnish citizen or a foreign citizen permanently residing in Finland
  • Otherwise, you can ask the diplomatic mission whether it is possible to submit documents through them

B) By post

  • Send the form and documents to Digital and Population Data Services Agency, PL 1003, 00531 HELSINKI, FINLAND. If your municipality of residence was in Åland before moving abroad, send the documents to Statens ämbetsverk på Åland.

C)    By bringing the documents to our service location

NOTE. Only electronic documents that can be verified can be sent by email (for example, the document was originally issued electronically by a foreign authority). If necessary, the electronic document must also be legalised. An electronic document does not mean a scanned document. 


See more detailed instructions for submitting documents.
 

4. Please note that inquiries and email messages will not speed up the processing of the notifications. We will contact you if we need more information. You will receive an extract from the Population Information System after your details have been recorded. Check that the information has been entered correctly. If for some reason we do not record the information you have submitted in the Population Information System, you will receive a decision on this. Instructions for submitting a request for administrative review are attached to the decision. 

Price

Free of charge

This is how you get the document:

You will receive a notification of registration after your data has been saved.

You will receive a notification via encrypted email when your data has been saved. If you have enabled Suomi.fi Messages, you will receive a message there instead of via email. If you do not have Suomi.fi Messages or email, you will be notified by letter.  

We will contact you if we need more information. 

Check that all your details have been entered correctly. If the information you have provided cannot be entered in the Population Information System, we will send you a decision on the case. Instructions for submitting a request for administrative review are attached to the decision.

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