Moving abroad in another address

A Finnish citizen must always inform us when her or his address changes either in Finland or abroad. Submit a notification of change of address using the instructions on this page when your foreign address changes – either within one country or from one country to another.

It is important that you notify your foreign address so that the Finnish authorities can reach you more quickly in matters concerning you, such as pension decisions and military service letters. You can also get a passport faster. 

Do as follows

Notify us of your changed address abroad with this online form if you have access to identification with online banking codes or mobile certificate. When you fill out the form with identification, the processing of your matter is faster.

Notify an address change abroad with identification 

If you do not have access to identification, you can notify your changed address abroad with this online form.

Notify an address change abroad without identification 

If you cannot use the online form, please contact a Finnish mission or the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. 

Remember to inform us about your change of address. It is important that your address is updated, for example, ahead of elections. A notification card of your right to vote will be posted to the address you have registered.

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Do you also receive notification of voting rights in electronic form in messages?

If you use messages, you will receive notification of your right to vote in messages in electronic form instead of paper mail.

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You need Finnish bank credentials or a mobile certificate to log into the service.

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