Life certificate

You can use a certificate of life to give proof of your basic information and your existence at the certificate's time of issue. You need the certificate for purposes such as estate inventory if you are the heir or the beneficiary of the deceased person. 

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: 

-    Information that the person is alive or that it cannot be confirmed whether the person is alive
-    Name
-    Date of birth (or personal identity code)
-    Municipality of residence
-    Permanent address

In addition, you can add your previous names to the certificate. If the person has a guardian or a power of attorney, this will also be marked on the certificate. 

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

How to order certificates 

You can order a certificate of yourself or another person for an acceptable purpose of use. Please note that you can use the self-service only to order a certificate for yourself or your dependants.  
 

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 536 230 or visit a service location

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 counter at the service location. 

•    Extract/certificate costs €18/document
•    Report on family relationships and other manually prepared extracts €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

Service locations