Notification of move
According to Finnish legislation, you must always submit a notification of move if you move permanently into a new home or if your temporary stay at another address is longer than three months. You also have to inform the authorities if you are leaving Finland to move abroad, moving to Finland from abroad or changing your address abroad.
It is not possible to record a holiday home as a permanent address in the population register. Therefore it is not possible to move permanently into a holiday home.
The notification of move can be made at the earliest one month in advance. However you must take care of that the notification has been received by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency within a week of your move at the latest.
By submitting a notification of move you can notify your new address simultaneously to the national Population Information System maintained by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency as well as to the register of Posti.
The possibility to block a notification of move is intended for use by those whose information has been used for a false notification of move, or who fear that their personal information could be used for making a false notification of move to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. Easiest way to block a notification of move is to message the Digital and Population Data Services Agency through Suomi.fi Messages.
The processing of notifications of change of address is temporarily congested. If you have already submitted a notification of change of address, please do not submit a new notification. You can follow the updating of your address information by logging in to the Suomi.fi web service at www.suomi.fi/your-data. We apologise for the prolonged processing times.
Due to the changes caused by the corona virus some companies have suspended the updating of their customer registers with the information from the population information system. Please be prepared to report your changed address to the companies you are a customer of.