Digital identity reform

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency is working with the Finnish Police to develop a solution for reforming digital identities as part of a project by the Ministry of Finance. This development work will result in a new, secure mobile application ( Wallet) for showing proof of identity when using in-person services and e-services of public and private actors. An alternative identification solution (Code Display) for using the electronic services of public administration will also be created for people who will not be using a mobile device for identification. These solutions will be new services.

The aim is to develop a digital identity solution for citizens to make everyday life easier. It adapts to the needs of a changing society and is suitable for new digital platforms as they develop. The solution takes different users into account and thus promotes equality.

The digital identity development project is underway from 2020 to 2023.

This video shows how the digital proof of identity can be used in practice. If the embedded video doesn't work, the video can be seen at out video portal.

Sign up for testing

We encourage all organisations and companies whose in-person or online services require identification to prepare for implementing the application well in advance. The aim is to ensure that the application meets the needs of different e-services and their customers as effectively as possible. Organisations and companies can participate in piloting the solution.

Sign up for testing the solutions by sending an email to [email protected]

The legislation

15.9.2022 a government proposal on legislation enabling the use of digital identity cards was submitted to Parliament. Read the proposal.

European Digital Identity Wallet

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency develops digital identity solutions so that they are interoperable with the future European Digital Identity Wallet and serve as a basis for its implementation in Finland.

Read more about the European Digital Identity Wallet

Send an email to [email protected] and you will receive invitations to events and up-to-date information on the progress of the work.

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. You can also find more questions and answers on the Ministry of Finance website (in Finnish).