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.

Do as follows 

1. Familiarise yourself with non-disclosures of personal data

First, familiarise yourself with other non-disclosures of personal data. Check the Suomi.fi Web Service's Personal Data page to see if you have any active non-disclosure orders of personal data. Before applying for a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons, consider whether these non-disclosure orders are sufficient.

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 an application. 

Submit the application online. Explain what the threat to you is and how likely it is. Attach documents verifying the threat. For use of the online form, you will need online banking codes or a mobile certificate.

Online form (in Finnish or Swedish)

If you use the same application to also apply for a non-disclosure 

  • for a person over the age of 18, attach their consent

  • for a minor, attach their guardians’ consents. 

Are you unable to handle your matter online? 

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. 

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

Removing a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons

Price

Free of charge

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