Moving in Finland 

Submit a notification of move using the instructions on this page when you move in Finland 

  • permanently from one home to another 
  • temporarily to another address for more than three months but not more than one year.  

You can use one notification to enter your address information both in the information system we maintain and, if you wish, in the Posti’s address information system. 

Submit a notification of move at the earliest one month before the date of the move or at the latest one week after the move. When you submit a notification in time and following instructions, you ensure that your information is updated in time in the Population Information System and that your mail is immediately sent to the correct address. 

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.

Do the following

You can submit a notification of move in the joint online service of us and Posti. To identify yourself, you need Finnish online banking codes or a mobile certificate. 

Submit notification 

You can also submit a notification of move using a paper form, which you can have from Posti or our service location. The form cannot be completed electronically or printed from anywhere. Return the form to Post or our service location. When you also use the form to provide information to Posti, you must prove your identity. 

You cannot submit a notification of move by phone. 

You will not be sent information about the changed address, but you can check the address displayed in the Population Information System in the Check your own personal data service. 

Please note: 

  • You can also use the same notification to notify accompanying family members.  
  • If only one guardian moves from a shared home with minor children, the guardians should agree on the housing arrangements for the children before submitting a notification of move. When guardians send us a paper notification of move with the signature of both guardians, we can ensure that the guardians have agreed on the housing arrangements for children together. If another guardian's signature is missing, the processing of the notification of move is delayed significantly.   
  • The address of a free time residence cannot be saved as a permanent address in the Population Information System.  
  • If you have a move notification block, you must delete it before you can submit a notification of move. Read more about blocking a notification of move and deleting it.

Processing time

The average processing time is 20 days (The processing time starts from the date of moving. Read more about the processing time of the notification of move in the Frequently asked section)

Digital and Population Data services Agency automatically forwards your address to the following organizations:

Read more about our data protection and privacy.

Also Posti automatically forwards address information to the companies who have made contract with Posti.

 

If a person is registered in your apartment who does not live there, you can notify to us of it by Notification about an extra resident form.

You can check the Check your own personal data service to see how many residents are registered in the apartment.

Frequently asked

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