Joining a religious community
If you wish to join a religious community, submit a notification directly to the religious community.
You can join a religious community that accepts you as their member. Religious communities decide themselves whether their members can also belong to other communities.
Submit a notification of joining to the religious community that you wish to join.
Resigning from a religious community
You can resign from a religious community:
- on the Suomi.fi Personal Data page,
- by submitting a notification to the religious community, or
- by submitting a notification to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
Your resignation from the religious community will be registered in the Population Information System. If you make the notification of resignation on the Suomi.fi Personal Data page, the resignation will be registered in the Population Information System immediately. You will also receive a written confirmation of your resignation.
You do not need to notify the Finnish Tax Administration when you resign from a religious community because the matter is automatically considered in the taxation. Your next year’s taxes are determined based on the data recorded in the Population Information System on the last day of the previous year.