Applying for or cancelling a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons

A non-disclosure for personal safety reasons is an exceptional measure that restricts the disclosure of your address information from the Population Information System. When you have a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons, information about your address and municipality of residence can only be disclosed to authorities that may process information subject to the non-disclosure.

Which registers does the non-disclosure for personal safety reasons apply to? 

The non-disclosure only applies to the Population Information System and the Transport Register maintained by Traficom. It does not extend to personal data filing systems containing address information kept by other officials or organisations, such as the trade register maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. In other words, your information can be viewed there in spite of the non-disclosure.

When can my family and I get a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons?

We can register it for you if you have a justified and evident reason to suspect that the health or safety of yourself or your family is threatened. Such situations include for example domestic violence or working in a profession where you are faced with a threat of serious physical violence.

How long will the non-disclosure for personal safety reasons be valid for?

When we register a non-disclosure for the first time, it will be valid for a maximum of five years. You may then request it to be extended for two more years at a time. If you are applying for a continuation of the non-disclosure, justify your application as carefully as you would for the first time.

 A non-disclosure for personal safety reasons may be valid until further notice for a special reason only.

Do the following

1. Fill in the application (avalaible only in Finnish or Swedish) for a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons, explain what the threat to you is and how likely it is.
If you use the same application to also apply for a non-disclosure 

  • for a person over the age of 18, the application must include their signature
  • for a minor, the application must include their guardians’ signatures. 

2. Obtain the necessary documents that verify the threat to your personal safety. These may include a report of a crime, a court decision or an employer’s report on a threat caused by your profession if you apply for a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons because of your profession. Obtain the documents yourself because we cannot get them for you. 

3. Submit the application and the attached documents to us in your preferred format: 


Removing a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons

I am over the age of 18 and I want to remove my own non-disclosure for personal safety reasons.

You can remove your non-disclosure immediately on the personal data page of the Suomi.fi Web Service. 

If you cannot remove the non-disclosure electronically, you can visit our service location in person or request that the non-disclosure be removed by e-mail or letter. Please note that in this case, it will take longer to remove the non-disclosure.

I am the guardian of a minor child and I want to remove my child’s non-disclosure for personal safety reasons.

A minor cannot remove their own non-disclosure. Their guardians must ask for the non-disclosure to be removed on their behalf. 

Both guardians must request the removal of the non-disclosure in the Suomi.fi Web Service in the section “yhteysosoitteen rekisteröiminen turvakiellon yhteyteen” or “turvakiellon poistaminen” (in Finnish).

If you cannot remove the non-disclosure electronically, you can visit our service location in person or request that the non-disclosure be removed by e-mail or letter. Please note that in this case, it will take longer to remove the non-disclosure.

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