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’s important to have the information up to date in the Population Information System. For instance, drawing up the electoral register for an election is based on the information of the Population Information System. If your address is incorrect, authorities may not be able to reach you in matters concerning the notification of eligibility, pension decisions or conscription, for example.
Finnish citizens staying 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.