Life changes while living abroad
If you live abroad, remember to report any changes to your personal data to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. This way your data will be up to date in the Population Information System and using the services of the Finnish authorities will be easier.
It is important to have the information up to date in the Population Information System. For instance, the electoral register for an election is drawn up based on the information in the Population Information System. If your address is incorrect, the authorities may not be able to reach you in official business related to, for example, your right to vote, pension decisions or military service.
Finnish citizens who live abroad have the legal obligation to report any changes to their personal data during their time abroad, including the birth of a child, marriage, divorce, and changes of name and address. If you are unsure about what details has been stored on you in the Population Information System, please, first check your own personal details.
You must provide us with the original documents or copies that have been certified. Unfortunately, we cannot process scanned documents. See more detailed instructions for delivering documents.